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NAME

Log::File::Rolling - Log to date/time-stamped files

SYNOPSIS

  use Log::File::Rolling;

  my $logger = Log::File::Rolling->new(
                   filename => 'myapp.%Y-%m-%d.log',
                   current_symlink => 'myapp.log.current',
                   timezone => 'localtime',
               );

  $logger->log("My log message\n");

ABSTRACT

This module provides an object for logging to files. The log file will be "rolled" over to the next file whenever the filename changes according to the filename format parameter. When this occurs, an optional current_symlink file will be pointed to the current file.

DESCRIPTION

This module was forked from the Log::Dispatch::File::Rolling to add the symlink feature and fix a few other minor issues (see the Changes file for details).

Similar to the original, this module should also have these properties:

fork()-safe

This module will close and re-open the logfile after a fork.

multitasking-safe

This module uses flock() to lock the file while writing to it.

stamped filenames

This module's "stamped" filenames are rendered with Time::Piece's strftime function. By default it uses gmtime for UTC timestamps, but this can be changed by passing localtime into the constructor's timezone parameter (see the synopsis).

NOTE: Because of a caching optimisation, files should not be rotated more often than once per second.

If you pass in current_symlink to the constructor, it will create a symlink at your provided filename. This symlink will always link to the most recent log file. You can then use tail -F to monitor an application's logs with no interruptions even when the filename rolls over.

METHODS

new()

Constructs an object. An empty file will be created at this point.

log()

Takes a message as an argument which will be stringified and appended to the current file.

SEE ALSO

The Log-File-Rolling github repo

Log::Dispatch::File::Rolling

Looking for functionality like log-levels and message time-stamping? Check out Log::Defer.

AUTHOR

M. Jacob, <jacob@j-e-b.net>

This module was forked from Log::Dispatch::File::Rolling by Doug Hoyte.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 M. Jacob <jacob@j-e-b.net>, 2016 Doug Hoyte

Based on:

  Log::Dispatch::File::Stamped by Eric Cholet <cholet@logilune.com>
  Log::Dispatch::FileRotate by Mark Pfeiffer, <markpf@mlp-consulting.com.au>

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.