On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Andrew Kae wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have noticed that some of /var/log files such as syslog and lastlog
> files are getting very large ~ 18-20 MB. Is it ok to just delete them and
> recreate them?
Yes, you can delete & recreate them, but do not forget to send a SIGHUP to
syslog after that (or run /etc/init.d/sysklogd reload).
There is a cron script that rotates these logs, and you should really
check why cron doesn't runs it.
- From: Andrew Kae <firstname.lastname@example.org>