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My research on various compressors show that space saving is not worth going into the non-traditional path. 8800M unpacked bi-weekly input (5842 files) 270M just bzip2 (traditional logrotate style - separate .log.bz2 files) 257M tar bzip2 400M zip 132M p7zip (Windows .7z compatible) 140M tar xz 129M tar lrzip


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I go out on a limp here, but the manpage states -d, --debug Turns on debug mode and implies -v. In debug mode, no changes will be made to the logs or to the logrotate state file. So logrotate doesn't do anything. It just writes out what it would do. If you want verbose output, supply -v, not -d as option. Edit: The fact that logrotate puts out messages ...



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