Simple command to reset / clear all logs?

Carl Johnson carlj at
Fri Jan 14 05:21:42 UTC 2011

Polytropon <freebsd at> writes:

> On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:11:03 -0600, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at> wrote:
>> Amusing, but you're the one full of shit.  There's more things to automatic
>> log file creation than are thought of in your imagination.
> Adam,
> I think Robert is right at least in regards of SOME
> programs that use syslogd for logging OR do the
> logging stuff on their own.

I think that newsyslog will create the new log files if specified in the
/etc/newsyslog.conf file.  That might be the confusion about some log
files being created automatically but others not.  The newsyslog.conf(5)
manpage mentions a 'C' flag that can be specified.

Carl Johnson		carlj at

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