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Re: [SLE] Trimming big logs (was Re: Replacing Hard Drive)
  • From: Stefan Nilsen <stefan.nilsen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 20:33:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <200204042033.08846.stefan.nilsen@xxxxxxxxx>
> While we're on the topic, a UNIX guru at a previous
> company had all kinds of scripts and cron jobs that
> checked file sizes of logfiles and either waved flags
> at the operator or else regularly copied current
> contents to a backup location and then zeroed out
> the contents of live files (much as you suggest).
>
> Are there some canned utilities that do this stuff
> in Linux, or does everybody re-invent the wheel on
> their own system?

If we are using SuSE we only have to edit /etc/logfiles :-)

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