Re: Configurable log proposal (Ari Luotonen)
From: (Ari Luotonen)
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 94 10:53:19 +0100
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This was meant for the list.

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From Wed Feb  2 09:17:00 1994
From: (David Koblas)
Subject: Re: Configurable log proposal
To: (Ari Luotonen)
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 1994 00:09:30 -0800 (PST)
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>...and what else?  I would be happy to implement this.  Maybe the %letters
>could be selected in a better way and not respect the ones strftime()

%letters is 80's style programming, this is the nineties.  After all most of
us probably read enough cryptic files every day.  It would be nice if
it was more like:

        TIME            time
        BYTES           bytes transmitted
        FILE            requested FILE
        URL             requested URL
        HOSTNAME        client host address
        EMAIL           user email address
        AUTH_USER       authenticated username
        REMOTE_USER     remote ident
        METHOD          method
        HTTP_VERSION    protocol version

Where a formatting like would be something like (eg httpd 1.1):


Standard shell formatting rules apply.  The only "unanswered" problem is
how to handle $TIME formatting since are two ways you could do it:
        $TIME{"%a %b %d %T %Y"}

[general rule for the above]
        TIME_WK         abbreviated weekday
        TIME_WEEK       weekday

Food for thought,

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