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Old 12-17-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
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how to limit the logfile size of screen


per the man page, if set log on in screen's configuration, the output of current window will be writing to a file "screelog.n".

my problem is that if screen has too much output the logfile will be too huge.
open a 2G size logfile will be too hard for vi.

is there a easy way to set limitation on the logfile size?

thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Maybe this post from the screen-devel mailing list at gnu.org is what you're looking for.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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yes, that's a solution to my problem.
thank you.
 
  


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