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Re: log files and permissions

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Martin Pihlak <martin(dot)pihlak(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: log files and permissions
Date: 2010-07-01 16:46:15
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Martin Pihlak <martin(dot)pihlak(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> It'd be convenient if the log files would have group read access. Then we could
> make all the DBA or monitoring users members of the postgres group and they'd
> have direct access to the logs. However, as the "group read" is not likely a
> universally correct setting, the creation mode needs to be configurable.

It doesn't appear to me that this helps unless you are willing to make
the containing director(ies) group-readable/executable as well, which is
something we've resisted doing.

			regards, tom lane

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