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How to remove obsoleted logs with logrotate?

I wanted to remove unnecessary logs automatically , like Xorg.log.0 , and other packed *.gz files , i really don't need that on a laptop system. However , i checked man logrotate , but only an entry ...
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logrotate :: How to delete old logs in a logfile after logfile size reached 1M size

How to keep log file size to 1M. Delete old logs in a log file after log file size reached 1M size. Not deleting log file.
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SELinux + logrotate + prerotate = Permission Denied

I have what (should) be a fairly straightforward task: Migrate a set of custom log files to a database at night. I use logrotate (cron.daily) with a simple prerotate task /var/log/myapplog/*.log { ...
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Logrotate or scripting to manipulate log file

I want to make sure that a certain log file gets empty when it reaches a specific size. I first used logrotate since the man page says: It will not modify a log multiple times in one day unless ...
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How to set one job to run at precise time with anacron without losing config at next upgrade?

I want logrotate to run at a precise time daily. Currently it is set to run at some random time using anacron and I don't want to change the randomness factor for all the other jobs. I have ...
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Permission denied when running logrotate with anacron

I am trying to figure out what is causing anacron to send me the following error message: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate: /var/log/mariadb/mariadb.log-20140710.gz: Permission denied error: error running ...
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logrotate error “error: error opening /home/web/logs/dev.log.10: No such file or directory”

In a run, sometimes I get such type of errors for any of the log file. Below is my configuration: /home/web/logs/*.log.* { missingok copytruncate olddir rotate rotate 5000 compress ...
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Logrotate not picking up or acting on new configuration file

I had a logrotate configuration file set up for a log (let's call it Log1). It is working fine and the log is rotating everyday as expected. Yesterday I cloned this set up and modified it for three ...
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logrotate custom “rotate” action equivalent for upstart?

In lots of online posts regarding how to rotate your iptables log files, for example here rsyslog config files get reloaded by the postrotate option of logrotate, presumably in order to stop rsyslog ...
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Rotating iptables logs, strange message about script being converted to upstart job

I use a script /etc/logrotate.d/iptables containing entries like: /var/log/in_iptables.log { rotate 4 weekly missingok notifempty compress ...
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How to manage all logs on VPS

I'm new to Linux but I'm about to start using a VPS to host my website. I've been reading about and it's been mentioned that I need to make sure that all of my logs are rotating and compressed, but I ...
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logrotate log file with enging date issue

We have following log files, log file with ending with date catalina.out.2014-02-01 catalina.out.2014-02-02 catalina.out.2014-02-03 catalina.out.2014-02-04 catalina.out.2014-02-05 ...
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Longer term logrotate

Does anyone know what the config would be for keeping log files for 8 months but compressing them every day? I got this: /500Gb/wireshark/log/* { rotate 240 daily size 1000M ...
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OpenVPN client log not `logrotate`ing as expected

summary: I want to keep an OpenVPN client's main log from filling its filesystem, but I also need to keep a fairly high debug level (at least for now). My attempt to logrotate is currently not ...
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Logrotate: Log file not being rotated

I am trying to rotate a log file using logrorate. Following is the configuration: /etc/logrotate.conf: /var/log/test.log { size 1M rotate 6 create dateext ...
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newsyslog.conf logrotate when file is older than 6 month

I would like to delete following files with newsyslog.conf when the files are older than 6 month: # logfile [owner:group] mode count size when flags [/pid_file] ...
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File inventories and logrotation

I want to collect a huge amount of data files on my actual netapp storage with the command file - f /path... > logfile.txt. Through the huge data amount, the size of the logfile will be critical. ...
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nginx logrotate error on cron job

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and nginx on a Digital Ocean VPS and occasionally receive these emails about a failed cron job: Subject Cron test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts ...
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logrotate logs in special dir format

I have my log file in this format in /var/log//YYYYMMDD/app[1-5].log I would like the following: On the 3rd of each month, move the directory /var/log//YYYYMMDD where MM is the previous month to ...
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Rsyslog logs retransmitted after log rotation

I have config setup on all my CentOS servers to forward all syslog messages to a Graylog server via rsyslog. In Graylog I have then configured streams to alert on the occurrence of certain message ...
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Logrotate files with timestamps in the names

Seems like it should work: "/usr/local/tomcat/logs/" { daily compress delaycompress copytruncate rotate 1 prerotate /usr/bin/find /usr/local/tomcat/logs/ -name stupidLogWithTimestamp* -size -10k ...
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Log rotate - not copying the all file

I'm running a script to monitor the load of my server with the "top" command. t's called monitor I use logrotate to rotate the output file and save it every day. For this I have a crontab configured. ...
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How will logrotate delete customly named logs?

If someone would do a: vi /etc/logrotate.d/syslog # to the "/var/log/messages" part: lastaction OLDLOGFILENAME=$(ls -1t /var/log/messages* | grep gz | head -1) NEWLOGFILENAME=$(echo ...
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dateformat use in logrotate

cat /etc/logrotate.d/syslog ... /var/log/messages { daily compress dateext dateformat "-%Y%m%d-%s" maxage 90 rotate 90 missingok notifempty size +4096k create ...
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logrotate not working as intended

logrotate.conf # see "man logrotate" for details # rotate log files weekly weekly # keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs rotate 4 # create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones create # ...
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Logrotate doesn't rotate logs

I'm new to Linux, and I want to use logrorate. The logs are written to /var/log/curLog/log.log. As mentioned in the documentation, I create a new file in /etc/logrotate.d/ with name currentLog. The ...
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why daily cron isn't running on CentOS 6?

I have a daily cronjob set up on CentOS 6 OS which should look after the log rotation job. The file is /etc/cron.daily/logrotate and it's contents are #!/bin/sh /usr/sbin/logrotate ...
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Smarter log rotation

I want to reduce the amount of logs in my system, but reduce them smartly. The general idea is, each time you rotate, look for any warning/error/critical level logs, and keep 2 minutes of log context ...
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How to override configuration of a logrotate by another configuration

There is a log folder on my disk, whose rotation policy is as follows "/mnt/foo/shared/log/*.log" { # rotate the files daily daily # Save the last 7 days worth of logs before deleting rotate ...
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Who was the original author of logrotate and what year was it written?

The question started as an internal team debate. But we realized we couldn't find any information about when the original version of logrotate was authored and who wrote it.Do you have idea?