the logs on
/var/log/ (Debian/Ubuntu) are stored as
x.log x.log.1 x.log.2.gz ...
like kernel logs, syslogs, etc.
I see that as the log info increases, they are stored by splitting into smaller files (rather than keeping all in a single file). I wonder why the second file (
x.log.1) is not compressed? Is it something to do with accessing more recent logs easier?