[PATCH] newsyslog - don't compress first log file

Dirk GOUDERS gouders at et.bocholt.fh-ge.de
Sat Aug 11 07:35:45 PDT 2007

> We could extend the 'count' field to accept 'N+M'. N being the number of
> plain log files and M the number of compressed ones.
> This would also negate the need for a new flag.

It could also be done with a numerical flag "n" where n is a number that
specifies the extension of the logfile up to which no compression
should be done.  An example configfile entry for 90 rotate logs and 40
uncompressed ones would look as follows:

# logfilename          [owner:group]    mode count size when  flags [/pid_file] [sig_num]
/var/log/example.log			644  89	   100	*     J39

I already implemented that approach and am currently testing it.
When finished, I will post a patch so that David can try it, but that
will not happen before Sunday, because I am a little bit busy with
other things.

Most of the changes handle the compressed and uncompressed logs and it
will be little work to modify it for the N+M count-field approach.


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