Rotating Linux Log Files

Posted by mdxp on Jun 7, 2006 3:16 AM EDT; By Marius Ducea
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Logsā€¦ Any Linux system will generate many log files by default, containing various information about the operation of the system. If no rotation would occur on the various log files, then they will just grow bigger and bigger, filling up the space (on high traffic sites) but most importantly making it very difficult to find any information that we might be looking for in those log files. This little how-to will show you how the default log rotation works, based on syslog and logrotate.

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