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Re: way to turn off epochs in log_filename

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: David Lowry <dlowry(at)bju(dot)edu>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: way to turn off epochs in log_filename
Date: 2007-10-26 21:40:05
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On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:33:15 -0400
Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:

> David Lowry <dlowry(at)bju(dot)edu> writes:
> > The docs state that if there are no %-escapes in log_filename,
> > then it will add the epoch onto the end of the log filename. Is
> > there any way to turn off this behavior and just use the filename
> > specified in log_filename? I'd like have all the log data written
> > to a file like postgresql.log and let logrotate do the rotation.
> 
> If logrotate would work, we'd never have bothered writing our own
> substitute.  But there's no way for logrotate to repoint postmaster's
> stderr into other files.

Uh... can't we just use copytruncate with logroate? That way
we don't have to repoint. That is how we do it anyway... Or am I missing
something?

Joshua D. Drake


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> 			regards, tom lane
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