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       cronosplit - split log files into cronolog-compatible files


       cronosplit  --template=TEMPLATE  [--print-invalid] [--help] [--version]
       file ...


       cronosplit is a simple program that reads lines from a set of input log
       files,  which  must  be in Common Log Format and write each lines to an
       output files, the name of  which  is  constructed  using  the  template
       specified  and timestamp from the the line.  The template uses the same
       format specifiers as the Unix date(1) command (which are  the  same  as
       the standard C strftime library function).


       accepts the following options and arguments:

              specifies  the  template  for  the  output  log files (using the
              format specifiers described below).

              print additional status messages to the standard error stream.

              print debug messages to the standard error stream.

       --help print a help message and then exit.

              print version information and exit.

Template format

       Each character in the template represents a character in  the  expanded
       filename,  except  for  date  and  time  format  specifiers,  which are
       replaced by their  expansion.   Format  specifiers  consist  of  a  ‘%’
       followed by one of the following characters:

       %      a literal % character

       n      a new-line character

       t      a horizontal tab character

       Time fields:

       H      hour (00..23)

       I      hour (01..12)

       p      the locale’s AM or PM indicator

       M      minute (00..59)

       S      second (00..61, which allows for leap seconds)

       X      the locale’s time representation (e.g.: "15:12:47")

       Z      time  zone  (e.g.  GMT),  or  nothing if the time zone cannot be

       Date fields:

       a      the locale’s abbreviated weekday name (e.g.: Sun..Sat)

       A      the locale’s full weekday name (e.g.: Sunday .. Saturday)

       b      the locale’s abbreviated month name (e.g.: Jan .. Dec)

       B      the locale’s full month name, (e.g.: January .. December)

       c      the locale’s date and time  (e.g.:  "Sun  Dec  15  14:12:47  GMT

       d      day of month (01 .. 31)

       j      day of year (001 .. 366)

       m      month (01 .. 12)

       U      week of the year with Sunday as first day of week (00..53, where
              week 1 is the week containing the first Sunday of the year)

       W      week of the year with Monday as first day of week (00..53, where
              week 1 is the week containing the first Monday of the year)

       w      day of week (0 .. 6, where 0 corresponds to Sunday)

       x      locale’s date representation (e.g. today in Britain: "12/04/96")

       y      year without the century (00 .. 99)

       Y      year with the century (1970 .. 2038)

       Other  specifiers  may  be  available  depending  on  the  C  library’s
       implementation of the strftime function.


       apache(1m) cronolog(1m) date(1) strftime(3) environ(5)

       More  information and the latest version of cronolog and cronosplit can
       be obtained from


       If you have any  suggestions,  bug  reports,  fixes,  or  enhancements,
       please mail them to the author.

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       Andrew Ford <>

       cronosplit  is based on a script called splitlog by Roy Fielding, which
       is part of the wwwstat package.

                                  March 1998                    cronosplit(1m)