[Ukfreebsd] newsyslog

Edmund Craske edmund at m00is.net
Tue May 12 19:38:01 BST 2009


Edmund Craske wrote:
> Tutton, James wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>>  
>>
>> Probably a very simple answer but can’t find it for looking.
>>
>>  
>>
>> How can you get newsyslog.conf to move older files to a separate
>> directory.  The manual for newsyslog says
>>
>>  
>>
>>      *-a* _directory_
>>
>>              Specify a _directory_ into which archived log files will be writ-
>>
>>              ten.  If _directory_ is a relative path, it is appended to the par-
>>
>>              ent directory of each log and the archived log is stored in the
>>
>>              result.  If an absolute path is given, all archived logs are
>>
>>              stored in the given _directory_.  If _directory_ does not exist for a
>>
>>              specified log, it is ignored for that entry and the log is rotat-
>>
>>              ed as if the *-a* option was not specified.
>>
>>  
>>
>> But can’t find an equivalent option to include in newsyslog.conf as want
>> to put different files in different directories.
>>
>>  
>>
>> **James Tutton**
> 
> Based upon the man page, I would suggest that that option works on all logs
> listed in newsyslog.conf so it would be all or nothing... You could always
> run newsyslog twice with 2 different configs to just move certain ones, but
> it's a bit of a kludge!
> 
> Ed

Oh, and if you were just wondering where to put the command flag, newsyslog
is run by cron, using /etc/crontab, so add it there!

Ed


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