[ic] Thousands of error logs in .gz format

Warren Odom warren-odom@stenocall.com
Fri, 6 Oct 2000 17:06:29 -0500

>Check /etc/logrotate.d/minivend
>I ran into this same problem and it was becase the log configuration was
set to rotate * instead of filename.log.  So >when it does the rotation it
not only rotates the current weeks log it also goes and rotates all the
previous rotations.  >Here is what my minivend file looks like:
>/var/log/minivend/error.log {
>    rotate 4
>    weekly
>    compress

Right on!  Thanks so much, Ron!  The first line of my files were
/var/log/minivend/* and /var/log/interchange/*.

Log rotation never occurred to me (none of my other rotated logs are
compressed, so I didn't make the connection).  Let's see, I guess they were
doubling every week.....(shudder)..... whew, boy, reminds me of some of
those old sci-fi movies where the monster grows and grows!

           -- Warren