Subject: Re: newsyslog
To: Cillian Sharkey <email@example.com>
From: Andy Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/2000 15:45:31
Cillian Sharkey <email@example.com> wrote:
> 1) Have an option to exec a program after rotating a logfile, with the first
> argument of the program being the name of the rotated logfile. This could
> be used for logfile parsing (e.g. 'logtail'). The logfile would have to
> be uncompressed at this stage of course.
Doing something like this would make old configuration files useless, one
way or another. I think I'll leave this for later... Although that said, a
step has been taken in that direction; specifying the 'p' flag will keep the
zero'th historical log file uncompressed.
> 2) For multiple logfiles belonging to the same process, does newsyslog end
> up HUP'ing the process for each log file? Perhaps, HUP'ing once would be
Ok. I have made changes locally that do something along the lines of what