Re: Logging daemon with ISO8601 filenames

From: Mike Buland <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 13:51:51 -0700

Personally I admit that I use the -tt option with svlogd to get human
readable timestamps in my logs. I've never bothered trying to interpret the
file names, they sort well and I have system timestamps. Using the names as
timestamps has honestly never come up.

However, given that runit's svlogd has support for other formats it seems
like it would be easy to patch to change the filename format.

On Jan 5, 2015 1:39 PM, "Caleb Spare" <> wrote:

> > Can't you run a simple filter like tai64nlocal or s6-tai64nlocal when
> > you need to read the logs ? Doesn't it fit your workflow, is it too
> > inconvenient ?
> It's inconvenient. While I understand the benefits of a stable
> timestamp format, they're more theoretical than practical in my
> experience; logs with ISO8601 (or similar) names haven't caused me
> problems but are very convenient.
> The real showstopper is working with a rapidly expanding team, though.
> So far everyone I work with has found the filenames baffling and it
> has even made log-diving during issues/outages more difficult.
> -Caleb
Received on Mon Jan 05 2015 - 20:51:51 UTC

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