(3:37:17 PM) Nibuca: Lesson learned: make sure to delete your wow combat log more often than once every 4 months
For those of you who log, for use with WoW Web Stats or one of its ilk, you may not have noticed but there are a couple interesting facts about the WoW combat log:
It’s super-verbose, meaning it grows really quickly as a result, and
WoW never deletes it, archives it, or starts a new one - when you turn off then turn on logging, WoW will gleefully keep appending to the same file.
As a result you can end up with a combat log over 5 million lines long, like Nibs above. Yikes! Well, if you’re a Windows user, I’ve got a solution you can use to automate some of this, to take the tedium out of needing to edit a log or archive it manually. Follow me past the break…