provides a modern mechanism to log system messages. This mechanism is
controlled by the file
Messages are divided into logfiles which can grow quite big.
Therefore the logfiles need to be rotated once per day, per week or
per month. On a Debian GNU/Linux system most of the files are rotated
once per week.
This program helps the rotation script to determine which logfiles
need to be rotated and when. It takes care of news logfiles that are
handled by the
script from INN. In conjunction with the scripts in
/etc/cron.daily and /etc/cron.weekly
it takes care of files with sensitive information.
By default a list of files for daily rotation is generated. At the
moment this option only reflects entries that contain "*.*" as
List all logfiles and ignore all other rules.
-f config file
Specify an alternative configuration file instead of
which is the default.
Specify a regular expression for files that must not be listed.
Only list files containing sensitive information such as the one
Define the filesize for a large file. The size is provided in bytes.
This value defaults to 1 megabyte.
Don't rotate files whose file size is larger than the regular limit
(see above). This option is useful if you are postprocessing logfiles
which would break if log files are rotated at a different date/time.
Don't exclude news logfiles which are normally handled by the
script from INN.