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Re: bin/48460 (Minor man page enhancement for newsyslog(8))

The following reply was made to PR bin/48460; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: "David H.Gutteridge" <>
Subject: Re: bin/48460 (Minor man page enhancement for newsyslog(8))
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:02:23 +0100

 On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 10:54:43AM -0500, David H.Gutteridge wrote:
 > This is very embarrassing, but I got it backwards; I missed a
 > reference in the code further down. An ngen value of zero doesn't
 > preserve any log files at all, which is more intuitive. Whether
 > that's worth documenting, I don't know. (The reason I was looking at
 > this was because I was trying to see how to indefinitely preserve
 > archived chunks of a log file, where storage isn't an issue. It
 > appears -- unless I've misread something again -- that any negative
 > value supplied will have that effect, but I'm not sure that's by
 > design, rather it could be undocumented behaviour that should stay
 > that way...)
 > (Another piece of trivia is that if one reduces the number of archive
 > files specified to retain, it seems it doesn't clean up any past the
 > new expected count of them. I can see why that's the case, given the
 > complexity of trying to guess past that point.)
 > I think this should just be reverted... Sorry for wasting your time!
 > I can try and redeem myself on this one by spending more time with it
 > and see if I find anything of note for the man page.
 Ok, I've reverted it, thanks for letting me know.
 If you can't find anything to improve in this man page, there are lots
 of others ;)

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