tried it on both Apache 1.3 and 2.0 no dice 86400 basically rotates it every 24 hours. I am having issues trying to even force a log rotation. So much fun so little time. kathy --- On Fri, 10/16/09, Mark Weaver <mark-clist@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: From: Mark Weaver <mark-clist@xxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: rotatate logs - Apache has anyone got this to rotate at a specific time? To: katpopins21@xxxxxxxxx Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Friday, October 16, 2009, 4:30 PM On 16/10/2009 4:26 PM, kathy duret wrote: > I am using the rotatelog function for my Apache logs. > ErrorLog "|/u01/Apache/Apache/bin/rotatelogs > /u01/app/oracle/product/sso10g/Apache/Apache/logs/error_log.%Y%m%d 86400" > While this does rotate the logs every 24 hours with a datetime, I > specifically need to have it run at midnight. > Yes, I have an SR open and yet I posted to Apache forums. > There is a transferlog function but I haven't been able to get this to work > I thought if I could manually force a rotate, then I could just cron > this to go at midnight. Which version of apache is it? http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/programs/rotatelogs.html states that "if the rotation time is 86400, the log file will be rotated every night at midnight", although: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/programs/rotatelogs.html does not. It should be easy enough to grab/use the rotatelogs from a newer version of apache though. You also need to consider when midnight is -- it has options for making it run in localtime or at specific UTC offsets, but by default it runs in UTC.