syslog log rotation
olaf at bigred.inka.de
Wed Apr 25 08:02:25 UTC 2001
> Yes: most of them. For example, no version of SunOS/Solaris syslogd
> (up to and including Solaris 8) will create log files. In fact, the
> INN would still need to create its new log files itself, because if it
> were to let syslogd create them, they'd be owned by root (instead of
> news), and you wouldn't be able to guarantee that they'd be readable
Oops. Didn't think about that.
> ...even if they did, synchronizing the system's logrotate with INN's
> scanlogs would be just about impossible. The only reasonable way to
> do it would be to have scanlogs' processing lag one day behind the
> actual logs, which I don't think too many people would find
No, just make sure to run scanlogs just after logrotate and run
scanlogs on the .old/.0/etc files.
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