Usually messages log is rotated by a cronjob in roots cron, the command (in solairs, not in front of a linux box at the mo) is /usr/lib/newsyslog, so it should be something similar.
Stopping and restarting
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If you have a server on collocation with the super-fast CPU, that doesn't mean that you get it running at full power.
Here is a preamble. When doing inventory of Linux servers, that I'm administering, I've found that some of them are running on l…
Using 'screen' for session sharing, The Simple Edition
Step 1: user starts session with command: screen
Step 2: other user (logged in with same user account) connects with command: screen -x
Done. Both users are connected to the same CLI sessio…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell.
ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands.
Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.: