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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Logrotate

Oct 04, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"You probably don't visit /var/log every day, or take care to ensure its contents--program log files--are safe. Most people see log files as a record of events: something that has to do with the past rather than something with an impact on the present or the future.

"In reality, effective log file management is critical for high system availability. And you don't need to host a few websites or monitor a space craft to care about it. If you're running a Linux distribution on your desktop, or managing a network of such desktops, you need an effective log management policy for everything from troubleshooting server errors to monitoring how devices interact with the kernel..."

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