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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       syslogd-listfiles - list system logfiles

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       syslogd-listfiles  [  -a  |  --all ] [ --auth ] [ -f config file ] [ -s
       pattern ] [ --large nnn ] [ --news ] [ -w | --weekly ]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Sysklogd provides a modern mechanism  to  log  system  messages.   This
       mechanism  is  controlled  by  the file /etc/syslog.conf.  Messages are
       divided into logfiles which can grow quite big.	Therefore the logfiles
       need  to  be  rotated once per day, per week or per month.  On a Debian
       GNU/Linux system most of the files are rotated once per week.

       This program helps the rotation script to determine which logfiles need
       to  be  rotated and when.  It takes care of news logfiles that are handled
 by the news.daily  script  from  INN.   In	conjunction  with  the
       scripts	in /etc/cron.daily and /etc/cron.weekly it takes care of files
       with sensitive information.

       By default a list of files for daily rotation  is  generated.   At  the
       moment  this  option only reflects entries that contain "*.*" as facility.priority.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       -a, --all
	      List all logfiles and ignore all other rules.

       -f config file
	      Specify an alternative configuration file instead  of  /etc/sys-
	      log.conf, which is the default.

       -s pattern
	      Specify  a regular expression for files that must not be listed.

       --auth Only list files containing sensitive information such as the one
	      containing auth.*.

       --large nnn
	      Define  the  filesize for a large file.  The size is provided in
	      bytes.  This value defaults to 10 megabytes.

	      Don't rotate files whose file size is larger  than  the  regular
	      limit  (see  above).   This option is useful if you are postprocessing
 logfiles which would break if log files are rotated at a
	      different date/time.

       --news Don't  exclude  news  logfiles which are normally handled by the
	      news.daily script from INN.

       -w, --weekly
	      Generate the list for weekly rotation.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       syslog.conf(5), syslogd(8), savelog(8).

Debian Project		      December 5th, 2001	  SYSLOGD-LISTFILES(8)
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