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Old 02-01-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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a lot of warn file...filling /

hi guys

I have suse 11 sp1 and I have a lot of warn file filling / these are under /var/log

there's this big one
-rw-r----- 1 root root 3.9G Feb  1 10:28 warn
warn: ASCII text
and the others that are about 2.5 to 3MB - they are about 130 warn-*.bz2

-rw-r----- 1 root root 3.9G Feb  1 10:28 warn
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2.7M Oct 24 09:45 warn-20111024.bz2
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2.5M Oct 25 09:52 warn-20111025.bz2
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2.6M Oct 26 09:45 warn-20111026.bz2
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2.5M Oct 27 09:50 warn-20111027.bz2
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2.6M Oct 28 10:00 warn-20111028.bz2
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2.5M Oct 29 09:46 warn-20111029.bz2
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2.6M Oct 30 09:43 warn-20111030.bz2
any idea how to get rid of these?
thanks a lot
Old 02-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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did you ever think to look at one to see what's in there???

if you do an "lsof /vaw/log/warn" you should see what's writing to it, probably syslog, so you'd want to edit your /etc/syslog.conf (or equivalent) to change its behavior.

More fundamentally though, you probably want to pay attention to the log, as that's what it's there for, and address the root cause instead of masking it.

as for the old compressed ones, you can just delete them.
Old 02-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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What content is in those files ? Isn't it usefull ?

Maybe check /etc/syslog.conf, and edit it if you see something relevant
(edit: as acid_kewpie says )
Old 02-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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I will check guys



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