Loosing STDOUT after file rotation

David Malone dwmalone at maths.tcd.ie
Fri Apr 2 06:13:20 PST 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 04:53:19PM -0500, James Housley wrote:
> I have a program that I have the is supposed to run forever.  I log any 
> output to a log file.  It is run in a startup script like thie:
> program_name >> $err_log 2>&1
> The problem is that after newsyslog rotates the $err_log file, no more 
> data is written to the file.  I can not stop and restart the program.  I 
> can accept a signal.  But what do I need to do in "program_name" to allow 
> the data to be written after the "rotation" of the file.

You need to write the program to take the name of the file it should
log to and then to reopen that file (either periodically or on a
HUP signal...)


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