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vishesh 10-03-2011 07:49 AM

Delete archived log files using logrotate
 
Hi All

I want to know , is it possible to delete archived log files using logrotate script. Suppose i don't want to keep /var/log/message beyond 1 day, will following will serve my purpose ?

/var/log/message
{
daily
rotate 0
}

Thanks for your attention

tshikose 10-03-2011 08:12 AM

Hi,

From
Quote:

/etc/logrotate.conf
and
Quote:

man logrotate
/var/log/messages {
rotate 1
daily
postrotate
/sbin/killall -HUP syslogd
endscript
}

Should do what you want.
Bear in mind 1 day of /var/log/message is not enough. I recommend you keep the default.

Take care,

Tshimanga.

sundialsvcs 10-03-2011 09:27 AM

If I recall correctly, the logrotate configuration file has an option for killing the files after a certain number of days.

As for me, I never do that. Disk space is cheap.


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