Re: Configurable log proposal

Liam Relihan (
Tue, 1 Feb 1994 21:31:20 +0000 (WET)

On Tue, 1 Feb 1994, Ari Luotonen wrote:

> How about having a fully configurable log files, something
> that would understand escapes like this:
> Time:
> %a abbreviated weekday name
> %b abbreviated month name
[stuff deleted]
> ...and what else? I would be happy to implement this. Maybe the %letters
> could be selected in a better way and not respect the ones strftime()
> uses.

This sounds like a good idea. Currently, I am writing some scripts that
generate monthly performance graphs. These escapes would be more
logical than awk's $1, $2, $3, etc which are unreliable.

It would be a good idea to find out how log files are *likely* to change in
the near future so as to prevent changes in your escape sequences.


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