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Re: Followup: Syslog

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 09:06:51AM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 03:21:54PM +0200, Joost van Baal wrote:
> > multilog ( http://cr.yp.to/daemontools/multilog.html ), packaged with
> > Daniel Bernstein's daemontools, is pretty reliable I believe.  Unfortunately, 
> > it lacks a free license.  However, looking at it might be inspiring when 
> > working on a logger.
> a few things that are mildly annoying about multilog, 
>   *  there is no easy way to tell multilog to keep all logs (you can
>      tell it to keep 9999 log files, but if you hit 10000, it will
>      delete the oldest to keep the limit at 9999)
>   *  i have not found a way to get it to automatically zip up an older
>      logfile. this is not to say it cannot be done, and i must admit: i
>      have not tried very hard
Both can be done with multilog using a 'processor', see 
http://cr.yp.to/daemontools/multilog.html .
>   *  you cannot tell multilog when to rotate the logs. multilog rotates
>      per file size. so each multilog process may rotate at different times
What is bad about this?

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