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Old 09-08-2007, 07:12 AM   #1
karimasif
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/var/log/messages size


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Is there any way to find out what is the maximum size for the /var/log/messages file.

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Old 09-08-2007, 07:19 AM   #2
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there isn't normally maximum size, more often the files are rotated weekly by logrotate. check your config in /etc/logrotate.conf for details, assuming you're using logrotate on your unnamed distro (hint hint...)
 
Old 09-08-2007, 08:23 AM   #3
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Hi
Is there any way to find out what is the maximum size for the /var/log/messages file.
It would be limited by what the kernel and filesystem can allow. But like acid mentioned, logrotate is usually setup by default to rotate this file, as you don't want or need a log file too big or with history since the beginning.
 
  


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