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

Posted on 2009-04-01
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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
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by:fosiul01
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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  ,
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by:arnold
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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.
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