syslog log rotation

Brian Kantor brian at UCSD.Edu
Wed Apr 25 15:00:39 UTC 2001


>Why? As I see it the rotating program should not create the new log
>file at all, since syslog will do that as soon as it is reloaded (and
>at the same moment the old one gets closed).

No version of syslog that I'm familiar with will create log files.
They must exist prior to the HUP or startup to be opened and written to.
	- Brian


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