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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?
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Error stat of log failed: Permission denied during LogRotation

After installing a new CentOS 6.0 server, logrotate was working absolutely fine. Then one day due to a kernel panic, the server had to be hard booted, and ever since log rotation is not rotating the ...
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appendable and greppable archive on CentOS to hold many log files (logrotate on steroids)

I have a bunch of applications on a CentOS 6.3 box, which generate daily logs (text files with a very similar content) in this vein: /data/logs/app/my-2014-06-29.log ...
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Logrotate archive old log files which has date extention

Everyday a log file is created in my directory. But with time, there tend to be a lot of log files. I want to keep the latest 4 log files in .log format, and compress the rest and copy the compressed ...
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Does setting the system time back impair logrotate operation?

I'm working on an embedded linux system where the root filesystem is mounted from an SDcard. Although many systems like this just mount /var/log on a ramdisk, I'd like to save the logs to the SDcard ...
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Why does logrotate zip a file before it is closed

I'm using logrotate to rotate mysql output. When cron runs logrotate, I get frequently get an e-mail with the following content: error: Compressing program wrote following message to stderr when ...
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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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Create new syslog file on boot

I want to create a new syslog file each time the system boots and save the old data in another file so that I can detect abnormal behavior on the current boot if any. Is there any configuration for ...
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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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What exactly does logrotate do to apache log files? (apache 2.4 - ubuntu 14.04)

Other than a couple of basic VHOST's, I have default apache and apache logging configuration. Whenever I try to view my apache log files (error.log, access.log) I see that these files keep getting ...
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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: “log does not need rotating” why?

I have the following new logrotate configuration: /var/log/nexus/nexus.log { rotate 7 missingok compress delaycompress copytruncate daily } When I run logrotate -d nexus, I ...
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Logrotate: scp rotated file to different location

I have a log file, which is supposed to rotate after reaching a particular size (say 50MB). After the rotation, it should be compressed and date has to be appended to the rotated file name. Now, the ...
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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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How to make log-rotate change take effect

I followed this link to change log-rotate configuration for RHEL 6 After I made the change to config file, what should I do to let this take effect?
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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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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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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 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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Log rotation in Linux

Whenever I execute ls command in /var/log directory, I could find log files, e.g. messages, and their rotated versions, e.g. messages.1.gz. Even though I am not using any utility like logrotate, how ...
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How to do a `tail -f` of log rotated files?

On a long running system I usually have a terminal with $ tail -f /var/log/kern.log or something like this open. But from time to time I have to restart such command because no new messages are ...
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How to avoid apache reload when rotating logs?

I use logrotate to rotate Apache access-, error- and rewrite-logs. My config file looks like this: /apache/*log { compress dateext rotate 365 size=+300M olddir /log/old/apache ...
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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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“tail -f” show old file after file has been rotated [duplicate]

I have a script running continuously, reading tail -f /var/log/daemon.log The problem is, when the file /var/log/daemon.log gets rotated by logrotate, tail still has "file handle" for the old ...
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Logrotate no longer reads symlinked configuration file due to non-root ownership

We are currently upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS on our ruby on rails application servers, and have noticed that the log files are no longer rotating. On both machines we have a file ...
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Use logrotate to store 7 daily, 4 weekly and 12 yearly db backups

I've been trying to use logrotate to store a database backup for: last 7 days (daily) last 4 weeks (weekly) last 12 months (monthly) I've done a logrotate script like this, but only the daily ...
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Rotating log files while process still running

I have a process running that writes standard output and standard error to a log file /var/log/dragonturtle.log. Is there anyway to rotate the log file, and have the process continuing to write to the ...
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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 unable to rotate logs

logrotate is unable to rotate my logs. I have checked the file permissions, they are fine. I have even tried by putting "su root root" in the configuration file, still I am facing the same issue. ...
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How can I set up logrotate to rotate logs hourly?

According the the Unix and Linux Administration Handbook and man, logrotate has options for daily, weekly, and monthly, but is there a way to add an hourly option? This blog post mentions you can set ...
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learning about general logging/logrotation on linux?

Assume, that beside the Apache web server logs I never had any contact with any kind of (professional) logs on any operation system. So Logging, although I understand some basics, is all together a ...
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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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Logrotate behaving unexpectedly

Find below the logrotate configuration that I'm using /usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.log { copytruncate daily rotate 7 compress missingok size 100M } And I could notice that ...
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Logrotate doesnt start proftpd triggerd by cronjob

Im currently running of ideas. The proftpd doesn't restart, if logrotate is triggered by the cron task. Logrotate rotates all logfiles stops proftpd but does not start proftpd again. If i force the ...
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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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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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Keeping copies of the X log file on Debian

I recently tried to replace my Nvidia driver with the Nouveau driver for my Nvidia card, (see Switching from Nvidia proprietary driver to Nouveau driver for Nvidia card on Debian wheezy). ...
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logrotate won't truncate original file

I have this conf for my logrotate: /tmp/snmp.log { daily rotate 12 missingok notifempty copytruncate dateext } but it won't truncate the original file. it logrotates but ...
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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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Activity Logging Level in SFTP

I'm using CentOS, i have already figured out how to enable the SFTP Logging. After that when i test it by using FileZilla (from User-end) and tail -f /var/log/sftp.log from the Server, all the ...
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solution to rotate log files

I am running a daemon process that will have to run indefinitely (a 'service' so to speak) and wish to log its output. A simple solution like: ./long-running-process > log.out & ... fails as ...
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Sarg report error

I have a proxy server that runs Ubuntu Server 11.10, Squid 2.7.STABLE9. I installed sarg (version 2.3.1 Sep-18-2010) to generate reports using the ordinary apt-get install, and added a cron job to ...
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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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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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What does this logrotate nginx config do?

In my /etc/logrotate.d/nginx I saw, /var/log/nginx/*.log { daily missingok rotate 52 compress delaycompress notifempty create 640 nginx adm ...