[Mailman-Users] Using logrotate on /home/mailman/logs/*
jonc at nc.rr.com
Sun Dec 2 02:34:14 CET 2001
On Saturday 01 December 2001 11:31, Nollaig MacKenzie wrote:
> Will I get in any trouble if I use
> logrotate on the files in /home/mailman/logs?
> TIA, N.
The FAQ is excellent in pointing out that each file must be specified
directly in order for log-rotate to work properly.
Personally I use the following script:
# Script to rotate Mailman logs, this script should be run weekly - sometime
# when the list activity is low.
# It mails the top 100 lines of each log file and then rotates the log file
# to a file of the same name with .1 appended
# This can be extended to multipule weeks.
# 11-6-2001 Jon Carnes
echo "Mailman logs:"
echo " [Salsa] /home/mailman/logs/..."
echo " The logs should be checked weekly"
echo " "
MM_LOGS="qrunner error bounce smtp-failure vette \
subscribe smtp post digest fromusenet"
ls -l $LOG_DIR |grep -v "\.1" |cut -c36-
for i in $MM_LOGS
if [ -s $LOG_DIR/$i ]
echo " "
echo " ====== " $i " ======"
head -100 /home/mailman/logs/$i
mv $LOG_DIR/$i $LOG_DIR/$i.1
chown mailman.mailman $LOG_DIR/$i
chmod 0664 $LOG_DIR/*
The advantage is that it mails the logs to me weekly (just the top 100
lines from each). So I can kind of keep an eye on things. It also keeps a
backup of up to 2 weeks worth of log files.
I do wish that Mailman would install a file into /etc/cron.weekly to
autorotate the files.
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