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Re: Logging: home-grown mechanism or syslog/event-log?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-07-20 15:09:01 CEST

Michael Sinz wrote:
> PS - syslog is really on everything except Windows and is also on
> Windows in the "posix compatibility" support.

Um, no, Windows only has "posix compatibility" in the sense that they
added a few libraries to minimally satisfy DOD requirements. It's not
actually _used_ anywhere. Unless you are talking about Cygwin, which is
a completely different kettle of fish.

Windows only has Event Log supported at the O/S level. And that suffers
from the log rotation problems just as syslog does (and there are third
party tools to manage that).


John Peacock
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