How to log license usage

The following description is valid for ecdaemon released Nov. 26 2004 or later.
You may verify the release date of ecdaemon by running the command eclic.

If you are running an older version of EasyCopy please download newest release from our web site:


To see the usage of EasyCopy over time you may proceed as follows.

Instead of starting the daemon with the simple command

ecdaemon start 

you should use the following command:(UNIX)

ecdaemon -logfile /tmp/ecdaemon.log -loglevel info start 

you should use the following command:(Windows)

An example below shows how to start ecdaemon with a log level, but make sure that you use your path.

ecdaemon -logfile "C:\Program Files\AutoGraph\EasyCopy 8.4\ecdaemon.log" -loglevel info start 

(Available log levels: none, error, warning, notice, info, and debug)

After using EasyCopy for some time (some days or weeks) look at the log messages.
On UNIX use the command:

grep Claiming /tmp/ecdaemon.log

On Windows open C:\Program Files\AutoGraph\EasyCopy 8.4\ecdaemon.log in a text editor and search for the word Claiming

You will see a bunch of lines like:

Nov 24 15:21:28: ecdaemon[31513] INFO: Claiming license for sjm (now 4 in use)

Each line will show the time, the username of a user starting EasyCopy and the current number of users.

If the number of users at certain times hit the ceiling you may do:

grep Sorry /tmp/ecdaemon.log 

This will tell you who was unable to get a license for what and when.