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Old 12-19-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
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how do I rotate the syslog


it's 45M now, can't be good

if I would like to save it with todays date, and then clear it, say once a week, how would I go about it?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 01:00 PM   #2
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Well if I new more about it I'd give you help. But I do know there's a program called logrotate in linux that will do it.
Try "man logrotate" and see if you get anything.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 01:05 PM   #3
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"logrotate" is a good tool for handling logs. On most systems, that is already set up for you, so it may be that your machine is turned off at the time it is set to run?

For example, on a RH box here, logrotate runs at 4:02 AM, and syslog is controlled by an entry in /etc/logrotate.d

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Old 12-19-2004, 02:33 PM   #4
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ok will look into the logrotate

thanks for the info
 
  


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