Using 'USR1' signal in newsyslog.conf file causes error

carmel_ny carmel_ny at
Sat Oct 24 19:26:20 UTC 2009

Dovecot has a site with information regarding how to rotate it's
log-file. <> Since I do not have
logrotate on my FreeBSD-7.2 system, I thought I could use newsyslog
to accomplish the action. I seem to have run into a problem however.

newsyslog: illegal signal number in config file:
/var/log/dovecot.log root:wheel   0666  1  *   $M1D0  CJ  /var/run/dovecot/ SIGUSR1

I then changed "SIGUSR1" TO "USR1'; however, the problem continues.

Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

carmel_ny at


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