Managelogs Handles Apache Logs

Feb 15, 2010

The managelogs program manages the Apache Web server generated log files. For version 2.0.0 the developers made some changes to the build.

The managelogs process now uses autoconf and automake. Sourceforge now contains a Mercurial repository for the source code.

Managelogs, like the rotatelogs and cronolog programs, is the answer to the problem that logfiles eventually fill up and need to be purged of their oldest data. The open source program uses the Apache server's capability to write errors and access log files through a pipe to another process. The tool thereby gains flexibility by providing compression at runtime and simultaneously generating multiple output channels with different configurations.

Managelogs allows setting multiple parameters for log rotation or purging. Rotation also allows triggering an external command, typically to gather background statistics. The tool maintains its state across stops, starts and restarts.

Managelogs is under Apache 2.0 license. Further details, tarballs and RPM packages are on the project homepage.

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