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Date:      Mon, 9 Oct 1995 13:11:39 +0930 (CST)
From:      Michael Smith <msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
To:        ywliu@lin.wsl.sinica.edu.tw (Yen-Wei Liu)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: syslog question
Message-ID:  <199510090341.NAA08457@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
In-Reply-To: <199510090239.TAA19245@freefall.freebsd.org> from "Yen-Wei Liu" at Oct 9, 95 10:20:40 am

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Yen-Wei Liu stands accused of saying:
> I got a question here about syslogd : the syslogd seems to keep a track
> of its output files, such as maillog, maillog.0, etc..
> I just don't understand how it decides when it's necessary to move up
> to a new file name (i.e. move maillog to maillog.0 and create a new maillog).
> 
> Does anybody know the rules ? It's important for us to have the system logs
> as a whole part.

System log rotation is performed by the /etc/daily script, run by cron.

> Yen-Wei Liu 

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