|From:||Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>|
|To:||Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>|
|Subject:||Re: Current log files when rotating?|
|Views:||Raw Message | Whole Thread | Download mbox | Resend email|
Greg Smith wrote:
> Let's say you're using logging_collector and you've put some %-escapes
> into log_filename for daily log rotation. Perhaps it's daily rotation
> with this pattern:
> log_filename = 'postgresql-%Y-%m-%d.log'
> Is there any good way to ask the server what log file name it's currently
> writing to? I was trying to write something that does a "tail" on the
> current log, and was hoping there was a simple way to figure out which
> file that goes against. Looking for the latest timestamp or running
> strftime would both work I guess, those just seemed a little heavy (was
> hoping for an "alias"-sized answer) to figure out something that the
> server certainly knows.
It seems that there is enough need for this feature, that it has been
implemented multiple times -- but most of them will fail in corner
cases. Seems an obvious candidate for an in-core function ...
Alvaro Herrera http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
PostgreSQL Replication, Consulting, Custom Development, 24x7 support
|Next Message||Greg Smith||2008-11-10 21:27:35||Re: Current log files when rotating?|
|Previous Message||Joshua D. Drake||2008-11-10 19:58:01||Re: Current log files when rotating?|