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Using rotatelogs.exe functon with Apache 2.0 On Windows 2K3

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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
The file location of rotatelogs.exe has spaces in it and so does the log file, how do I enclose it in the command

"|C:\Program Files.....

Also, what's the proper command to have the log file reset every 24 hours

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Top Expert 2008
Try to use a MS-DOS path, e.g.

CustomLog "| D:\Progra~1\Apache~1\Apache\bin\rotatelogs.exe .....
or relative to the ServerRoot
CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs.exe .....

>Also, what's the proper command to have the log file reset at 12AM

use the command 12M
CustomLog "|...rotatelogs.exe ....logfile 12M" common

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I'm only getting the word common line by line in the log files...


Nevermind, I got it, thanks.
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