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Old 01-27-2004, 09:53 PM   #1
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Question rm /var/log/boot.log


Please can someone tell me if it is possible remove boot.log ?

I need to see boot log when reboot in little bit.

Thank you,

 
Old 01-27-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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Could you please be a little more specific? You want to remove an important part of your system because.....?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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oopps

i thought when I remove I'll remove only log.Which is kinda long.

I want to have new clean log when I reboot soon.

Sorry just
 
Old 01-27-2004, 11:46 PM   #4
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cat /dev/null > /var/log/boot.log
this will replace /var/log/boot.log with an empty document of the same name
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:14 AM   #5
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thanx mikshaw

I appreciate your help. I almost erased it.

Thanks a lot

I write it down.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:55 AM   #6
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You could use the

cat /var/log/boot.log | tail -20

to see the most recent add-ons to your log. In that way you won't have to delete the whole thing. Or maybe make a script that will save the old logs to some other file?

say something like:

#! /bin/bash

cat /var/log/boot.log >> /home/username/boot.backup
cat /dev/null > /var/log/boot.log

Every time you run that script, your /var/log/boot log will be cleaned, and you will have everything in /home/username/boot.backup.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 02:07 AM   #7
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thanx Jose

Thanx for tip Jose.

This is good idea.

Learning everyday
 
Old 01-28-2004, 08:56 PM   #8
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thanx again

Quote:
Originally posted by mikshaw
cat /dev/null > /var/log/boot.log
this will replace /var/log/boot.log with an empty document of the same name

This is what I'm looking for,it works just perfect.Now it is easier to read this log
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:21 PM   #9
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I only recommended this as an alternative to removing the file entirely. You'll find sometimes that programs are not created with a failsafe plan in the event that a file doesn't exist. I'm not sure how boot logging works, but it's possible that if you removed the file you would end up with no log at all.
 
  


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