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For some reason, Apache is not generating logs in /var/log/httpd/access_log. How do I see if logging enabled?

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Unless you're piping to a program (like, e.g., cronolog), here's a handy trick for finding log files:

for pid in $(pidof httpd); do ls -l /proc/$pid/fd; done | awk '/^l/ {print $11}' | sort | uniq

If you are using a program like cronolog, just swap out "httpd" in favor of "cronolog" in the above example.

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This is presumably the same on Centos.

In each vhost file you can add:

CustomLog /var/log/apache2/default_http_access_log combined

That one above is for 001-default the HTTP default vhost (not SSL) and I just change them per vhost and this is the catch all.

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Otherwise check /var/log/httpd permissions. –  Jonathan Ross Apr 10 '11 at 15:06

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