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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       exicyclog - program to cycle exim logs

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The exicyclog script cycles the main and reject log files. Each time it
       is run the files get 'shuffled down' by one. The mainlog  file  becomes
       mainlog.1,  the previous mainlog.1 becomes mainlog.2 and so on, up to a
       limit which is set in the script, and which defaults to 10. However, if
       no  mainlog  file exists, the script does nothing. Reject logs are handled
 similarly. Files that 'drop off' the end are  deleted.  All  files
       with numbers greater than 1 are compressed, using a compression command
       which is configured in the script.

       It is usual to run exicyclog daily from a crontab entry of the form

	 1 0 * * *  /usr/sbin/exicyclog

       In this way, each day's log is (mostly) in a separate file. There  will
       be  some  overlap  from processes that have the log open at the time of

       The exicyclog script can be run as the Exim user when one  is  defined,
       as  the log files will be owned by that user in that case. Otherwise it
       has to be run as root.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       There is extensive documentation available in  /usr/share/doc/exim  and
       in the info system regarding exim.  Please be sure to have the exim-doc
       package installed.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       This manual page was stitched together  by  Christoph  Lameter  <clameter@debian.org>	from  the original documentation coming with the sourcepackage
 for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

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