newsyslog.conf wrong count of archive logs

Рихад Гаджиев rihad at
Thu Jun 1 00:16:14 PDT 2006

I'm using newsyslog (FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE-p6) to manage Apache's monthly log files. The 
relevant /etc/newsyslog.conf entry is
# logfilename          [owner:group]    mode count size when  flags [/pid_file] 
/var/log/httpd/*log     root:wheel      644  2     *    $M1D3   GB /var/run/ 
newsyslog.conf(5) says: 
count   Specify the maximum number of archive files which may exist.
             This does not consider the current log file.

But there already are 3 months worth of archive logs (*.0 *.1 *.2), excluding the 
current log. What did I do wrong?

Thank you.

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