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List all active access_logs for currently running Apache or Lighttpd process

Terminal - List all active access_logs for currently running Apache or Lighttpd process
lsof -p $(netstat -ltpn|awk '$4 ~ /:80$/ {print substr($7,1,index($7,"/")-1)}')| awk '$9 ~ /access.log$/ {print $9| "sort -u"}'
2009-02-19 16:11:54
User: rjamestaylor
Functions: awk netstat
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List all active access_logs for currently running Apache or Lighttpd process

Ever logged into a *nix box and needed to know which webserver is running and where all the current access_log files are? Run this one liner to find out. Works for Apache or Lighttpd as long as CustomLog name is somewhat standard. HINT: works great as input into for loop, like this:

for i in `lsof -p $(netstat -ltpn|awk '$4 ~ /:80$/ {print substr($7,1,index($7,"/")-1)}')| awk '$9 ~ /access.log$/ {print $9| "sort -u"}'` ; do echo $i; done

Very useful for triage on unfamiliar servers!

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The following command would also work:

lsof | awk '/access_log$/ {print $NF}'
Comment by zlemini 269 weeks ago

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