[tor-bugs] #18248 [Tor]: tor logging twice when --+Log argument and config are used

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#18248: tor logging twice when --+Log argument and config are used
 Reporter:  reezer  |          Owner:
     Type:  defect  |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Low     |      Milestone:  Tor: 0.2.9.x-final
Component:  Tor     |        Version:  Tor:
 Severity:  Minor   |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  easy    |  Actual Points:
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Comment (by reezer):

 Replying to [comment:3 cypherpunks]:
 > I fail to see how this is a 'defect'.

 Just maybe strange/unexpected behavior?

 > > Do you mean symlinks in your last statement? Or something else?
 > Unix has any number of ways in which 2 names can actually refer to the
 same object.

 That's exactly why I asked. I was wondering whether it is something that
 could be detected.

 Not saying it's a big bug or anything, just something that I ran into when
 setting up a new Tor relay when copying over some parts of the config,
 noticing that the package for the OS starts Tor with this flag per

 Like I wrote when creating this ticket "In a way one could say that's
 expected". It's still weird and without any actual use to do that. It
 *could* cause confusion, when enabling different logs and forgetting about
 the parameters that might be passed by the init system or in general
 outside of the configuration.

 I'm fine with this not being changed. Fixed the config on my system. Just
 wanted to report it in case it was unintentional.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18248#comment:4>
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