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Old 06-22-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Clear All LOG Files

Hello. Is there a way from the command line to clear all log files (*.log and *_log)? I am in the process of moving several sites to a new server and the log files, which will be maintained on the old server, are huge. Thanks

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Old 06-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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Assuming clear means remove and not empty. The find command would do it e.g.

find /some/location -type f -name "*.log" -exec rm {} \;

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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or if you do mean to just empty them

find /some/location -type f -name "*.log" -exec cat /dev/null > {} \;


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