run custom script when newsyslog rotates log file.

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Apr 18 06:59:03 PDT 2004

On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 09:03:11AM -0400, fbsd_user wrote:
> When my firewall log is rotated by newsyslog.conf, I want to run an
> custom script.
> Is there a way to auto launch script when newsyslog.conf log rotate
> event happens?

Not in any simple way.  However you can get newsyslog(1) to send a
signal to the process of your choice when it cycles the log file.
That process can do whatever you want on receipt of the signal.  This
is not beginner-level shell or perl programming, but it's not hugely
difficult either.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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