Re: [SQU] Time in log files

From: Merton Campbell Crockett <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 08:47:41 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, MILIN Jacques wrote:

> is there any problem to put the "emulate_httpd_log" parameter to on ?

You might want to check the FAQ at There are differences
in what information is recorded in the access log when you set the option
to on that may impact programs that you use to analyze cache activity.

I use Webalizer 2.01-06 to generate periodic reports (every 3 hours) of
Web activity. The program understands both CLF and Squid logging formats
and can generate the activity reports and graphs for Apache and Squid.

Using an earlier version of Webalizer I attempted to generate a composite
report that covered all of the virtual web sites hosted on the system. It
was not a success. There appeared to be a tacit assumption that if CLF
was being used that the log was for a single web site and the host element
of the URL was removed.

> Merton Campbell Crockett a écrit :
> > On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Tony Melia wrote:
> >
> > > Is it possible to patch squid, or even add an option in the config, so that
> > > it will report times in actual time rather than epoch in it’s log files? I
> > > have a relatively low traffic site using squid, and would like to leave a
> > > ‘tail –f /var/log/squid/access.log’ command running so I can watch
> > > realtime, but also see the real time.
> >
> > There is an existing "emulate_httpd_log" option that enables the use of
> > the Common Log Format (CLF) for the Squid logs.
> >
> > As the only thing that you want to do is run the first "column", up to the
> > decimal point through date -r and append the remainder of the line, a
> > simple script to call tail and parse the output may be all that is needed.

Merton Campbell Crockett

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