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Old 03-01-2004, 12:43 AM   #1
twantrd
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Removing specific files


Hi,

I have a lot of log files in '/var/log'. For example I have:

syslog.
syslog.0
syslog.1.gz
syslog.2.gz
syslog.3.gz
syslog.4.gz
syslog.5.gz
syslog.6.gz
syslog.7.gz
syslog.8.gz


How do I remove JUST syslog.5.gz - syslog.8.gz? Thanks for your help!

-twantrd
 
Old 03-01-2004, 04:56 AM   #2
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rm syslog.5.gz syslog.6.gz syslog.7.gz syslog.8.gz

these files are typically handled by logrotate, if you dont want as many stored, change logrotate.conf
 
Old 03-01-2004, 06:02 AM   #3
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rm syslog.[5-8].gz
 
Old 03-01-2004, 04:49 PM   #4
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Ahh yes!! Thank you very much guys!

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