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Clear log file after it grows over a certain size

Example using configuration file for Apache web server.

Rotate count

Determines how many archived logs are returned before logrotate starts deleting the older ones. For example: rotate 4 tells logrotate to keep four archived logs at a time. If four archived logs exist when the log is rotated again, the oldest one is deleted.

Test configuration file without applying changes

/usr/sbin/logrotate -d /usr/local/etc/logrotate.d/confFile
  • Called "Debug mode" in the manual. No logs are rotated, only debug messages are printed.