[Snort-devel] Minor log tweak/patch.

Fyodor fygrave at ...1...
Tue Apr 3 09:17:13 EDT 2001


On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 02:33:13PM +0200, Scott A. McIntyre wrote:
> This lame little patch was thrown together to solve two minor
> customization issues that I wanted with snort.  Others may find them
> useful, or, they may not.
> 
> 
> Taken from the latest CVS checkout, the first will change the logfile
> format to be YYYYMMDD.HHMM, which is easier for me to look at than the @
> version without the year.
> 
> Secondly, it will create a symbolic link from whichever binary log file
> was created to the name "current"
> 
> I end up having to restart my snort sometimes a dozen times per day and
> this handy shortcut is already saving me hassle.
> 
> Scott
> 
> p.s. those of you who are Good at C will probably fine a number of
> faults with how I did this latter thing, I'm happy to take suggestions
> on making it more clean.  
> 

If folks feel fancy, I guess we could commit suggested changes into the source-tree as well. I personally like 'dot' separation in the date, a way easier to read now. Any other opinions? :)




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