Subject: How to delete log files
To: None <email@example.com>
From: David Albert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/02/2007 18:14:34
Some of my log files have grown to excessive size:
-rw------- 1 root wheel 36183077 Mar 2 22:44 /var/log/maillog
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 23935707 Mar 2 08:39 /var/log/messages
Even when I am logged in as root, I cannot move or delete these files.
I have tried newsyslog and it returns no errors, but the files are
What is the trick to moving or deleting files in /var/log?
Can anyone help please?