syslog log rotation

Scott Gifford sgifford at
Wed Apr 25 18:25:24 UTC 2001

Russ Allbery <rra at> writes:


> The only thing making this hard, and the only reason why we have to rotate
> those log files at a known time, is innreport.  Makes it tempting to log
> all the statistical stuff that innreport cares about via some mechanism
> other than syslog.  Unfortunately, that's really hard, and it's too easy
> to end up just having to reinvent syslog yourself.

It might be possible to use Dan Bernstein's multilog program (from
daemontools), which requires no special privileges to run.  That would
avoid having a setuid program, and avoid reinventing syslog...


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