[Logwatch] time range settings

MrC lists-logwatch at cappella.us
Thu Feb 1 17:43:19 MST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason 
> Subject: Re: [Logwatch] time range settings
> Than you very much for the reply.  I checked out that help 
> message, as well as the DateManip documentation, but I 
> couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.  Perhaps you'll know.
> I know 'today 11:00 for that hour' will get that hour's worth 
> of logs, but is there a relative way of specifying that?  I 
> tried '-1 hours', but if the command runs at 10:15 it'll only 
> pick up 9:15 to 10:15, not 9:00 to 10:00.  '-1 hours for that 
> hour' appears to do the same thing.
>  Is there some way of phrasing that time range so that if I run it at
> 00:15 it'll pick up the logs from the previous day 23:00 to 
> 24:00?  If not it's not the end of the world I'll just do 
> some scripting to handle that, but it seems like there should 
> be a DateManip phrase to describe what I want, I'm just not sure what.
> Thanks,
> Jason

If I recall correctly, I think you wanted to get a report for the previous
hour, on the hour.

How about:

 logwatch --print --range `date +%H:00 -d '1 hour ago'`


  logwatch --print --range $(date +%H:00 -d '1 hour ago')

if you use bash.


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