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On my machine there is some process which is writing a log in C:\Application.log. Now I want to rotate the logs file without stopping that application. On the same machine I have apache 2.2. As I know we can use apache's rotatelogs.exe, but it is not rotating the log file

I am using following syntax to rotate the log file:

C:\Apache\bin\rotatelogs.exe  C:\Application.log 20M

Need expert opinion to achieve this.

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http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/programs/rotatelogs.html

rotatelogs is a simple program for use in conjunction with Apache's piped logfile feature

This means that to use rotate logs the application you have must have the ability log to a pipe, be configured to send the logs to the rotatelogs stdin.

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