[syslog-ng]Re: Logrotate "remove_if_older" documentation
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 10:54:35 +0100
At 09:37 13.02.2002 +0100, you wrote:
>On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 09:07:12AM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
> > > Is there also a function which compresses the "rotated-away" logfiles, or
> > > do i have to use the "find -mtime" hack?
> > I added documentation in the patch I sent.
>which I added to the tarball under doc/sgml/syslog-ng.sgml
sorry, my fault, i only checked the documentation on your homepage, which
isn't updated yet.
>I would like to add too many extra features not strictly connected to
>logging to the base distribution unless I'm convinced :), which is certainly
>possible. The patch Klaas sent was small and clean therefore I applied it.
>gzipping old files would mean lookup up a directory listing, find the
>matching files, and gzip them... not too clean. An option which writes
>directly to a gzipped stream would be ok (and combining the two would result
>in something that you want)
I'm currently using $HOST/$YEAR-$MONTH-$DAY logname-templates, so
remove_if_older won't work for me. I'd like something like the "find
-mtime" stuff which checks all logfiles (even the unopened ones) and
gzip's/rm's them if they're unzipped and not modified for a day/if they're
older than a week, but that would be way too complicated and unclean for
syslog-ng, so better keep it out.
On-the-fly compressed logfiles would be neat, but (at least for me)
problematic if there isn't an option to tail them in realtime (is this
possible with gzip compressed files?).