# This class is not user-visible.
# It is documented only for programmers wishing to inherit
# from it to further extend its behaviour.
my $config = Log::Agent::Rotate->make(...);
my $driver = Log::Agent::Driver::File->make(...);
my $fh = Log::Agent::File::Rotate->make("file", $config, $driver);
DESCRIPTIONThis class represents a rotating logfile and is used drivers wishing to rotate their logfiles periodically. From the outside, it exports a single "print" routine, just like "Log::Agent::File::Native".
Internally, it uses the parameters given by a "Log::Agent::Rotate" object to transparently close the current logfile and cycle the older logs.
Before rotating the current logfile, the string:
*** LOGFILE ROTATED ON <local date>
is emitted, so that people monitoring the file via ``tail -f'' know about it and are not surprised by the sudden stop of messages.
Its exported interface is:
- make file, config
- This is the creation routine. The config object is an instance of "Log::Agent::Rotate".
- print args
Prints args to the file. After having printed the data, monitor the file
against the thresholds defined in the configuration, and possibly rotate
the logfiles according to the parameters held in the same configuration
When the "is_alone" flag is not set in the configuration, the logfile is checked everytime a "print" is issued to see if its inode changed. Indeed, when several instances of the same program using rotating logfiles are running, each of them may decide to cycle the logs at some point in time, and therefore our opened handle could point to an already renamed or unlinked file.