Linux - Logs too big


In /etc/logrotate.d/* there are control files for various log file sets.

Most log files only rotate once a week. Yet the 'logrotate' runs daily.

  • To limit size of log files:
  • In appropriate control file (grep for your target log filename), add the line
  • size 10M
  • (to rotate if bigger than 10 MB on any day)
  • to immediately do that test, say
  • logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf