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Re: Why sysklog uses its own logrotate and not logrotate script

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 21:42:09 +0400, "Nikita V. Youshchenko"
<yoush@cs.msu.su> wrote:
>> and before anybody asks, I already but all the things into logrotate. I
>> just curious why its not there from beginning.
>With current default configuration, if I add some more log files
>info /etc/syslog.conf (e.g. to catch localN facilities), they get rotation
>automatically. Can the same be achieved with logrotate same (without having
>to add new files to logrotate configuration manually - it's always bad to
>duplicate configuration)?

It would be easy if all syslogd log files were in a single directory,
which is not the case.

It would be easier for logrotate if it would support backticks in a
logrotate config file:

  `syslogd-listfiles` {

Geez, one more point for the logrotate++ todo list.


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