newbie: rotating logs

Edmond Baroud SoHo at
Mon Apr 7 06:26:16 PDT 2003

hey there,

give logrotate a try, its more flexible than newsyslog.


On Fri, 4 Apr 2003 08:31:01 -0800
"admin2" <admin2 at> wrote:

> newbie admin:  running FreeBSD 4.7 Stable
> I am having a bit of trouble finding this.  Is there a FAQ or tutorial that
> discusses the "standard convention" of rotating log files?  I am seeing my
> /var/log/messages and /var/log/maillog files cycling nicely, but I would like
> to know how to add other log files to this process.
> Thanks in advance.
> - Noah
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