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Clearing apache log files




12:23 am on Dec 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I am running Apache as a test server on Win98se.
I run it in the console mode.

Just deleting the access and error files doesn't work, they get replaced with a file of the same size with a bunch of junk in it!

The manual shows this code for rotating the logs:

mv access_log access_log.old
mv error_log error_log.old
apachectl graceful
sleep 600
gzip access_log.old error_log.old

But I can't find out where to put this code.
Anyone have a clue on this?


1:06 am on Dec 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

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This is a series of commands that you would use on a *nix/Apache installation. For example, "mv" moves a file. These could all be put into a script file and run as a batch as needed.

You could probably "translate" these into similar Windoze commands and build a batch file.


1:22 am on Dec 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Stupid me!

I was trying to clear the logs without shuting down Apache first!

I now hang my head in shame :(


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