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       vlogger - flexible log rotation and usage tracking in perl


       vlogger [OPTIONS]... [LOGDIR]


       Vlogger is designed to make webserver log rotation simple and easy to manage.  It deals
       with VirtualHost logs automatically, so only one directive is required to manage all hosts
       on a webserver.  Vlogger takes piped output from Apache or another webserver, splits off
       the first field, and writes the logs to logfiles in subdirectories.  It uses a filehandle
       cache to avoid resource limitations.  It will start a new logfile at the beginning of a
       new day, and optionally start new files when a certain filesize is reached.  It can
       maintain a symlink to the most recent log for easy access.  Optionally, host parsing can
       be disabled for use in ErrorLog directives.

       To use vlogger, you need to add a "%v" to the first part of your LogFormat:

       LogFormat "%v %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined

       Then call it from a customlog:

       CustomLog "⎪ /usr/sbin/vlogger -s access.log -u www-logs -g www-logs /var/log/apache"


       Options are given in short format on the command line.

       -a      Do not autoflush files.  This may improve performance but may break logfile
       analyzers that depend on full entries in the logs.

       -e      ErrorLog mode.  In this mode, the host parsing is disabled, and the file is
       written out using the template under the specified LOGDIR.

       -n      Disables rotation.  This option disables rotation altogether.

       -f MAXFILES      Maximum number of filehandles to keep open.  Defaults to 100.  Setting
       this value too high may result in the system running out of file descriptors.  Setting it
       too low may affect performance.

       -u UID      Change user to UID when running as root.

       -g GID      Change group to GID when running as root.

       -t TEMPLATE      Filename template using Date::Format codes.  Default is
       "%m%d%Y-access.log", or "%m%d%Y-error.log".  When using the -r option, the default becomes
       "%m%d%Y-%T-access.log" or "%m%d%Y-%T-error.log".

       -s SYMLINK      Specifies the name of a symlink to the current file.

       -r SIZE      Rotate files when they reach SIZE.  SIZE is given in bytes.

       -d CONFIG      Use the DBI usage tracker.

       -h      Displays help.

       -v      Prints version information.


               Vlogger can automatically keep track of per-virtualhost usage statistics in a
       database.  DBI and the relevant drivers (eg. DBD::mysql) needs to be installed for
       this to work.  Create a table in your database to hold the data.  A "mysql_create.sql"
       script is provided for using this feature with MySQL.  Configure the dsn, user, pass
       and dump values in the vlogger-dbi.conf file.  The "dump" parameter controls how often
       vlogger will dump its stats into the database (the default is 30 seconds).  Copy this
       file to somewhere convienient on your filesystem (like /etc/apache/vlogger-dbi.conf) and
       start vlogger with "-d /etc/apache/vlogger-dbi.conf".  You might want to use this feature
       to easily bill customers on a daily/weekly/monthly basis for bandwidth usage.

SEE ALSO cronolog(1), httplog(1)

BUGS None, yet.

AUTHORS Steve J. Kondik <>