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Managing Logs with the Syslog Daemon in AIX

Can I use the syslog daemon to manage rotation for any file? For example, if I specified a facility of all (*) and a level of none, could I "trick" the syslog daemon into rotating the corresponding destination? For example:

*.none /do/not/write/syslog/messages/here rotate files 12 ...
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jlevie

8/22/2022 - Mon
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jlevie

While I don't have an AIX box to look at, every Linux/Unix system I've used has used cron to schedule a shell script or task to rotate logs. You could modify that process to rotate any arbitrary file, or write your own script and add it to cron's list.
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