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Old 05-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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restore error_log

Hi, I'm running CentOS 5.5 & Apache. In the past when I would run scripts (in Perl), whenever they would generate errors, they would be written to a file called "error_log". I believe that once the file reached a size-limit, the file would be renamed error_log.1, error_log.2, etc. and a new file would be created called error_log, to which errors would be written. Well, the script I'm working on now went crazy and wrote GBs of data to the text file so it couldn't be opened. When I moved the active file to trash and ran the script again it continued to write to the file in trash so I deleted it permanently. But now when my scripts produce errors, either they're not written anywhere or at least I can't find them. How do I restore the error log & normal behavior? Thanks!
Old 05-13-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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restart Apache. The file descriptor it is using is still pointing at the file you deleted. restarting Apache will make it create & open error_log in the old place.
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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Thanks, you made that very easy.


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