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Old 09-06-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
fantoos001
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how i can delete log details


Hello to all !!!!

friends i m new to Linux. we have running Red Hat 8.0 Linux Server as a proxy server and using this we are sharing Internet Connection. we created 10-15 user and creating a log file under "\home\proxy\log\access.log" file. and using SQUID report generater we are generating reports (whatever they access on net.)

i just wana to know how we can clear log details.

i m very thankfule if any one tell me step by step proceduer to clear log details.

with regards.

Singh.M
 
Old 09-06-2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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There are three easy ways to handle logs.

1) If you are the system administrator, and you have reviewed the logs and now want to empty the log file, use this command:
/dev/null > /home/proxy/log/access.log

2) Read the documentation on logrotate. Set up logrotate to rotate the logs after a specified number of days, of at a spedifiec file size. Logrotate will compress the file (make access.log.gz), and leave an empty access.log. Refiew the access.log.gz files when you have time, then delete.

3) Review the log. If there is nothing worth keeping, simply delete the log. Then immediately create a new file with this command:
touch /home/proxy/log/access.log
 
Old 09-06-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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hello bigrigdriver !!!!
thanks 4 reply....but when i applied 1st method command execute windows shows Permission denied where as i m login with Admin....y this ???

pls. tell me.....

Singh M
 
Old 09-06-2006, 03:52 PM   #4
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thanks bigrigdriver !!!!

its working.....

lots of thankss

Singh M
 
  


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