Solved

CentOS5.2 How do I prune my log files with Cron?

Posted on 2009-04-01
3
288 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello

With Regard to CentOS 5.2

My log files are getting quite big and I would like to setup a cron/shell script that keeps them to about 100kb.

Does anybody have a readymade solution?

Kind Regards,
Adrian Smith
London
0
Comment
Question by:lwfuk
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:fosiul01
ID: 24040589
you dont need to shell or cron,
logroate will do this job for  you .


logroate should keep log file archived

http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/logrotate8.html

just in google do a search for logrotate  ,
0
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
fosiul01 earned 125 total points
ID: 24040616
0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 24040820
Look in /etc/logrotate.d/.
You can replicate any one of the files there.
man logrotate will provide you information and examples you can use to create a logrotate file you can place into /etc/logrotate.d/.
The links posted earlier explain and provide additional/detailed examples.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

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…
SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question