Managing Log Files
WWIV BBS has many processes which generate a lot of log files. This list catalogs the files, their purpose and some tips for managing log files.
File Path Locations
||BBS Root directory, such as
||Location defined in
||Directory for the network defined in INIT, it could either be a WWIVnet style network or a FTN network. Each network will have it's own network directory.|
||WWIV GFiles directory. Typically
|Log filename||File Path||Description|
||These log files are generated for each of the network*.exe executables. They contain information about the execution of the executable.|
||Created by wwiv for debug information when using the synchronet FOSSIL VDD and DOSXTRN.EXE commands|
||Each binary creates log file for it's execution, and will be located in the logdir.|
||These Daily log files contain the user sessions and commands and actions by those users.|
||Log of the WWIVNEt connects and Nets processed, how much data and length of connection.|
||NET38B logs with the connects made, message and data counts.|
||These files are frequently 0 length. They are generated by the NEWS (Usenet) processing service.|
||WINS log of connect to WWIVnet Nodes and NNTP Servers|
Managing Log Files
Many of the Log files generated by WWIV will append to the end of the file until you rename\delete\move the current file after which a new file will be created. Here are some tools\tips to help you with the process.
WWIV5 Log Mover
In the OPS (as in Operations) repository, there is a wwiv5_logmover.bat batch file which will move and rename log files. You just need to schedule it to run as often as you wish. Daily is probably enough.
This popular Linux tool also has a windows version. You can use this to daily move, rename and compress log files resulting in daily versions of long running log files.