mintty --log overwrites existing logfile in place

Christian Franke Christian.Franke@t-online.de
Sat Aug 6 10:38:00 GMT 2011


Csaba Raduly wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 10:38 PM, Andy Koppe  wrote:
>    
>> On 4 August 2011 10:57, Christian Franke wrote:
>>      
>>> The mintty --log option is very useful but opens logfile without O_TRUNC
>>> or O_APPEND:
>>>        
> (snip)
>    
>>> I would suggest to add O_APPEND.
>>>        
>> I'll ponder that. The original intention was O_TRUNC.
>>
>>      
> Ideally it could be made user-selectable.
>    

Agree, e.g. "--log +FILE" appends to FILE:

client.c:
   // Open log file if any
   if (*cfg.log) {
     if (cfg.log[0] == '+' && cfg.log[1])
       log_fd = open(cfg.log+1, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT | O_APPEND, 0600);
     else
       log_fd = open(cfg.log, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT | O_TRUNC, 0600);
     if (log_fd < 0)
       error("open log file");
   }

Thanks,
Christian


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