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Old 18th July 2011, 10:53
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A log file grows without bound unless action is taken and this can cause problems. A solution to this generic problem of log file growth is log rotation. This involves the regular (nightly or weekly, typically) moving of an existing log file to some other file name and starting fresh with an empty log file. After a period the old log files get thrown away.

See also http://linuxcommand.org/man_pages/logrotate8.html
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