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Re: savelog with "immediate" compress

Yes, thank you.

However, that would cause the "useless" creation of the .0 file because it
will be nearly empty... :(  each savelog would take up 2 files.

Anyone used the "logrotate" program (redhat has it)


On Sun, 5 Oct 1997, Joey Hess wrote:

> Debian List wrote:
> > I want to use savelog but I need the option that the .0 file created gets
> > compressed immediately... Can savelog do that?
> No. However, I think if you run the same savelog command trice in a row, you
> will get the effect you want. file.0 will still be uncompressed, but the logs
> will be in file.1.gz . And this really shouldn't take significantly longer 
> than running savelog once.
> Note, though:
>        If a process is still writing to file.0, and savelog moves
>        it to file.1 and compresses it, data could be lost.
> So this is something you need to watch out for when running savelog twice in
> a row.
> -- 
> see shy jo

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