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Re: [suse-security] erase logs
  • From: Steffen Dettmer <steffen@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 09:53:33 +0100
  • Message-id: <20020211095333.E3203@xxxxxxxxx>
* Roger Rossell wrote on Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 10:31 +0100:
> can I erase /var/log/messages?

As root, you *can* [this does not mean "you should"].

> will it log again?

It will continue logging into this (deleted) file. To make syslog
create a new file a simple

killall -HUP syslogd

should be sufficient. But maybe you should check out
/etc/logfiles and adjust some values... Well, it's not really
security related.

oki,

Steffen

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