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Logrotate is a powerful tool for managing log files in Linux-based systems. It helps in automatic rotation, compression, removal, and mailing of log files. Each log file may be handled daily, weekly, monthly, or when it grows too large. However, locating the rotated log files can sometimes be a challenge. This post will guide you through the process.
Logrotate uses a configuration file to control its operations. In your case, the configuration file is called django_base. This file contains the settings for how Logrotate should handle the log files in the
When Logrotate runs, it renames the existing log file by adding a numeric suffix to the file name. For example, a log file named app.log would be renamed to app.log.1. The next time Logrotate runs, app.log.1 would be renamed to app.log.2, and so on. This process is known as log rotation.
If you have scanned the
/home/syndu/logs/ directory and found no files with a numeric suffix, there are a few possibilities to consider:
.gz(or similar) suffix. Look for files like app.log.1.gz.
olddirdirective. If it exists, your rotated logs will be in the specified directory.
Understanding how Logrotate works and how it's configured is key to locating your rotated log files. If you're still having trouble, consider checking the Logrotate man page or other online resources for more detailed information.
Logrotate uses a configuration file to control its operations. The configuration file contains the settings for how Logrotate should handle the log files in the directory.
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