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Old 05-11-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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gzipped log backups: clean up


Is there a command that will help me clean up the gzipped backup files that are building up on my harddrive? I would rather not have to clean them out one-by-one.

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Old 05-12-2005, 12:04 AM   #2
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Re: gzipped log backups: clean up

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Is there a command that will help me clean up the gzipped backup files that are building up on my harddrive? I would rather not have to clean them out one-by-one.

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I take it you are talking about logs? If so it should be done automatically by logrotate but if you turn your computer off or boot to another OS during the time cron should run then it will not happen. If this is your problem then install anacron which will then start checking shortly after boot and do the necessary steps needed to keep everything running properly.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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I take it you are talking about logs?
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Was it the subject line "gzipped log backups: clean up" that gave you the impression I was talking about logs?
Another brainfart on my part, I forgot to say log in the body of the post. FTR...yes,yes,yes, I mean log files.

My computer stays on for weeks at a time, and I don't run anything but Debian linux on it. Is there some setting that can set how frequently CRON performs this cleanup? Can I manually force cron to perform a cleanup? All I know is that every time I visit /var/log/ there are more and more gzipped backups of my log files.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 10:59 AM   #4
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WOW, the respose to my question has been unbelievably UNDERWHELMING!!
Hello!?!?!?
Does anyone have any solutions that actually have something to do with my setup? 'Man cron' doesn't help me out... I really don't know how to get cron to do this job. Is there anyone here who can help me???
 
Old 05-14-2005, 12:39 AM   #5
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sorry everyone...I was a little cranky when I wrote that last post.
In the event that anyone else is looking for how to do this, I did
/usr/sbin/logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf
and that did the trick.
 
  


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