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Re: Removing old records from log files

by Zaxo (Archbishop)
on Aug 22, 2001 at 14:21 UTC ( #106907=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Removing old records from log files

With that rate of logging, you are likely to need locks the logger respects to modify the file in place. Given that, a binary search strategy will speed your search for the cutoff time. RecursivelyIteratively estimate the location of the first record you want to keep.

Another approach would be to set up a cron job renaming the log file out of the way at set times. You may have a system utility called logrotate which specializes in that.

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Re: Re: Removing old records from log files
by claree0 (Hermit) on Aug 22, 2001 at 14:31 UTC

    Luckily, locks are not an issue (see above). The binary searchstrategy, however, does sound like a good idea!

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