Prevent MySQL Log From Being Overwritten

I have a MySQL instance running on OSX that recently crashed. I pulled the error log to review, but instead of appending data to it upon recovery, it overwrote the existing log. Is there a variable or some way to prevent logs from being overwritten?
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michofreihaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You justneed to use MySQL log rotation detailed in the link below

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/log-file-maintenance.html

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