passing -t to newsyslog
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Wed Feb 22 13:18:35 UTC 2017
In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 664, Issue 3, Message: 9
On Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:19:40 -0600 Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 8:36 PM, Chris Stankevitz <chris at stankevitz.com> wrote:
> > I want "-t" to be passed when newsyslog is run hourly... not when it is
> > run once when the system boots for the purpose of creating log files.
> > Per "man rc.conf":
> > newsyslog_enable is used to run newsyslog one time at boot to create
> > missing log files. newsyslog_enable does not cause newsyslog to
> > continuously run.
> > Per /etc/crontab:
> > newsyslog is run periodically via en entry in /etc/crontab. newsyslog is
> > called without any arguments.
> There is no law preventing you from editing /etc/crontab. I imagine that
> bit of advice is there so the system's crontab isn't broken.
> Setting correct locale may also fulfill your desires assuming LC_TIME is
While Matthew well advises using user crontabs where appropriate, this
is one case where it's likely best to edit /etc/crontab directly.
I've never had qualms about editing /etc/crontab, and do so often, but
to address concerns about source or binary upgrades, sufficient backup
becomes something like # cp -p /etc/crontab /root/crontab.mine
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