How to change the format of log file (such as access.log, error.log)?
Nov 16th, 2001 01:13
Anthony Boyd, PH Dung,
In Apache's httpd.conf file, you'll find a line similar to this:
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common
Basically, there are key letters that you can use to whip up any kind
of log lines you want. You can read about the letters here:
Anyway, let's say we want to have a log file that is comma-separated,
for easy import into Excel. And we just want the user's IP address,
and the page requested. That's the "a" and "U" letters. So:
LogFormat "%a,%U" csv
The "common" and "csv" you see at the end, that's just the name the log
file is given -- you can have multiple log files going with multiple
LogFormat directives. That's it.