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Re: Log rotation

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 12:06:27PM -0500, Mike M wrote:
| On Tuesday 01 April 2003 10:43, Matthew Daubenspeck wrote:
| > I currently have a daemon logging each day's worth of activity into a
| > separate daily log with the daemon-month.date.year format.
| > Unfortunately, I cannot change the options of HOW it is logged or what
| > it is named.
| >
| > I really only want to keep a weeks worth of logs, and have tried to use
| > logrotate to handle all the rotation and removal. In short, it doesn't
| > seem to be working. From what I can tell, logrotate is better suited at
| > rotating a single log file, not logs that change the filename daily
| > (such as an apache log).

What is the logrotate config you have tried?

|I am not sure if logrotate can handle filenames like Mon.*.log.

It can.  Just be sure to anchor the glob.  For example, using
"/var/log/samba/smb*" is really bad because the first rotated file
(smb_foo.1) will match as well.  The above anchor with "*.log"
prevents "<...>log.1" from matching.


A violent man entices his neighbor
and leads him down a path that is not good.
        Proverbs 16:29

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