[erlang-questions] erlang-questions] inets httpd mod_log output issue

Ingela Anderton Andin <>
Mon May 12 10:39:52 CEST 2008

> The 'compact' 'error_log_format' generates things like the following in
> the
> log files:
>[09/May/2008:09:19:57 -0500] access to /foo/flooga.txt failed for, reason: >[104,116,116,112,100,95,102,105,108,101,58,32,67,97,110,39,116,32,111,112,101,110,47,104,111,109,101,47,112,102,105,115,104,101,114,47,108,109,47,108,109,45,116,114,117,110,107,47,98,108,100,47,101,114,108,97,110,103,47,105,110,101,116,115,109,103,114,47,112,114,105,118,47,102,111,111,47,102,108,111,111,103,97,46,116,120,116]

Yes we know. Maybe you should be using pretty insteadof compact. The assumption here is that
if you want to use a tool to read the logs it will be very nice that each entry is only one line. And if
you are using a tool it will be easy to let the tool do its own formatting of the entry. But 
if the logs are mainly read by humans directly you should use pretty format. 


Regards Ingela Erlang/OTP, Ericsson

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