Nagios Log Date Stamps
Recently I installed Nagios on my LAN server with the hope of learning more about the software.
The Nagios logs use Unix epoch date stamps. Great for computers and sorting. Not great for human readability.
Somebody on the web decided to use a perl one-liner to change the date format. Of course, being the web, the idea was copypasta many times around the web.
The perl one-liner is all well and fine yet begs an obvious question. Why isn’t the software designed to allow users to configure a preferred date stamp format?
Why is that so hard? No, that would rail against geek creds. Geek creds must prevail over usability.