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Re: [7.0.2] rotating log files ...

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Palle Girgensohn <girgen(at)partitur(dot)se>
Cc: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [7.0.2] rotating log files ...
Date: 2000-10-16 15:53:21
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> Hi, 
> Apart from using syslog, which apparently work fine (?) with
> 7.0.2, the 'rotatelogs' utility from apache's support dir is
> great (No need to hack one up, as Alfred Perlstein suggest;
> this babe been around and is quite stable).
> Of course, you need to stop the server once, but I guess other
> ways have been thouroughly dicussed in already :)
> Enclosed is a Bournce shell script showing how I start postgres
> on developers' machines [debug on] (run as root, will su pgsql)
> On syslog... is syslog support reliable now? If so,
> admin/pg-options.htm should be updated:
> ...Unfortunately many functions call directly printf() to print
> their messages to stdout or stderr and this output can't be
> redirected to syslog or have timestamps in it....

Would someone be interested in converting our fprintf(stderr,...) calls
to elog and submitting a patch, please?

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