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Current log files when rotating?

From: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Current log files when rotating?
Date: 2008-11-10 18:46:14
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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.

* Greg Smith gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com Baltimore, MD


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