Setup log rotation in RedHat / Centos

Any quick guideline to install and configure log rotation in Redhat / Centos ? Tks
AXISHKAsked:
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You need to supply more information. What kind of logs do you want to rotate? Application or system logs?
arnoldCommented:
Look at the example in /etc/logrotate.d
Man logrotate

often man -k keyword will return commands matching the "keyword"

You have to know whether you need to signal the process whose log you rotate so that it reestablishes a connection to the new file versus continuing to write to the original.
A process connected to a file, maintains the connection to the file no matter it being renamed (when compression is used, the original file is deleted after compression)

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gheistCommented:
normally one looks at the files in /etc/logrotate.d
reads "man logrotate"
or /usr/share/doc/logrotate*/*

also when using selinix you need to label files for access with logrotate.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Do I need to explicilty install logrotate in Centos / Redhat ? Tks
arnoldCommented:
No, it should be installed by default.
AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Tks
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