Question about a new feature
rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Tue Jul 2 21:36:54 EDT 2013
On 07/02/2013 10:50 AM, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> I am moving this thread to support at pidgin.im, where it more properly
> 1 2 spake unto us the following wisdom:
>> I am using pidgin since 2009 and I am recording all conversations.
>> I have 5 mail accounts opened in the same time.
> This is common, and supported.
>> Can someone add a feature to zip all the logs? Let's say if the log
>> file is older then 1 month move it automaticly to the archive? I have
>> some small problems when I make a backup/restore to my operating
>> sistem (win2008 server)
> I'm sorry to hear that your OS and/or backup program is so limited.
> Unfortunately, this is not something that Pidgin handles, or should
> handle. The way Pidgin logs are stored, this is trivially handled by
> an external program, and that would be our recommendation for this
> case. If you were on a Unix system you could handle this with a cron
> job and a five line shell script. On Windows, I don't know how you
> would accomplish the same thing, but I am sure there is a way.
In the vein of Ethan's response, a .bat file can be trivially written to do this
on Windows, like so:
:: adjust these paths as appropriate
:: Comment out the line for the log format you DON'T use
forfiles /d -31 /m *.html /c "cmd /c move @file %archivedir%"
forfiles /d -31 /m *.txt /c "cmd /c move @file %archivedir%"
(Note to Windows XP users: forfiles is not part of the OS. Get it from the
resource kit or from a Windows Server 2003 system.)
Schedule the task to run as desired. Server 2008's new task scheduler adds some
scheduling features that finally make it match cron's flexibility on UNIX-like
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