Location of the audit log file.
|Used by Client?||Used by Server?||Command-Line Alternative||Can be set in P4CONFIG file?|
Value if not Explicitly Set
None. If no log file is specified, auditing is disabled.
P4AUDIT specifies the location of the audit log file.
When auditing is enabled, Perforce adds a line to the audit log file every time file content is transferred from the shared versioning service to any user. On an active installation, the audit log file will grow very quickly.
Lines in the audit log appear in the form:
2011/05/09 09:52:45 karl@nail 192.168.0.12 diff //depot/src/x.c#1 2011/05/09 09:54:13 jim@stone 127.0.0.1 sync //depot/inc/file.h#1
If a command is run on the same physical machine that hosts the Perforce
clientIP is shown as
For commands that arrive through a Perforce Proxy, the IP address is
reported in the form
and the command is reported as
In order to ensure that user activity on replica and edge servers
(specifically in environments involving build farm replicas, forwarding
replicas, and/or edge servers) is tracked, each replica or edge server
For more information, see Helix Versioning Engine Administrator Guide: Multi-site Deployment.