I used to use cronolog to manage my Apache log files. However, after getting back into website hosting, I noticed it is no longer being updated.

I want to append the date of the log file, so I have a new file each day. (i.e., apache-error_2014-05-02.log) instead of the typical error.log1, error.log2, error.log3 that Apache does.

How can I do this with Apache?


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Apache supports rotating logfiles. Check the manual here, specifically the following example:

CustomLog "|bin/rotatelogs -l /var/logs/logfile.%Y.%m.%d 86400" common

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