[Orca-users] Re: Apache Logfiles separated with cronolog

Blair Zajac blair at gps.caltech.edu
Fri Aug 10 10:22:25 PDT 2001


Orcallator.se is designed to watch one specific log file name.  It
doesn't match globs.

Not knowing exactly what cronolog does, but guessing that it saves the
logs to a filename containing the current date, you'll have to patch
orcallator.se to have it watch for new access logs with a particular
date string in it.  You may be able to set up a symlink from access.log
to the current filename and when a new log file is generated, move the

Most people log to access.log and cut the log to a new filename.  This
is the behavior orcallator.se is designed for to monitor web server
traffic.  It'll read access.log and if it sees a new inode for the
filename or the file gets smaller, it reopens access.log and continues


brabax22 at hotmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
> i use cronolog to separate my apache-logs. The interesting part at
> httpd.conf here:
> TransferLog "|/usr/local/apache/current/bin/cronolog /export/home/logf
> iles/access_%Y%m%d.log"
> This generate a seperate log every day. How can I set these logs for
> Orca ? I try to set this an start_orcallator:
> WEB_LOG=/export/home/logfiles/access_*.log
> It seems that orca don't read the logfile (there are no hits at the
> plot). When i set WEB_LOG to
> WEB_LOG=/export/home/logfiles/access_20010809.log
> i get hits for these day. How can I tell orca to take every day the
> new logfile (name convention) ???
> Thanks...
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