Newsyslog mode on /var/log/security?

Garance A Drosehn gad at
Sun Mar 29 23:48:39 PDT 2009

At 8:08 AM +0200 3/30/09, Roger Olofsson wrote:
>Garance A Drosehn skrev:
>>At 10:48 PM +0200 3/29/09, Roger Olofsson wrote:
>>>I seem to have forgotten something about /var/log/security and 
>>>newsyslog.conf. I get wrong mode after the trim.
>>>Excerpt from /etc/newsyslog.conf:
>>>/var/log/security                       644  7     5000 *     JC
>>Are you sure that's the only line you have for /var/log/security in
>>your /etc/newsyslog.conf file?  The distributed config file has:
>>/var/log/security            600  10       100    *     JC
>>Obviously you have a different entry from that, but did you remove
>>the original entry?
>Hi Garance,
>You are correct! I missed the original line. Silly me :^D

Well, I should probably change newsyslog to "do something different"
(he says vaguely) when the same file is specified multiple times.

>Thank you very much!

You're welcome.

Garance Alistair Drosehn     =               drosehn at
Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA

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