Logrotating and running a command

Brian A. Seklecki bseklecki at collaborativefusion.com
Mon Mar 19 12:44:34 UTC 2007

Sounds slightly beyond the mandate of newsyslog(8).   Although instead
of a path-to-PID, a glob to pass to pkill(8) -HUP ${glob} would be on my
NFR list.

At that point, logrotate(8) may seem appealing (or a custom solution):

              The  lines  between postrotate and endscript (both of which must
              appear on lines by themselves) are executed after the  log  file
              is  rotated.  These  directives  may only appear inside of a log
              file definition.  See prerotate as well.

For all your non-posix-signal-honoring-daemons out there.


On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 19:22 -0300, José Pablo Fernández wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to rotate some logs, but instead of getting the PID out of a file and 
> sending a SIGHUP to that process, like newsyslog does, I need to run a 
> command.
> Is that possible with newsyslog? how should I do it?
> Thank you.
Brian A. Seklecki <bseklecki at collaborativefusion.com>
Collaborative Fusion, Inc.

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