SYSLOGD-LISTFILES(8) Debian GNU/Linux SYSLOGD-LISTFILES(8)
syslogd-listfiles - list system logfiles
syslogd-listfiles [ -a | --all ] [ --auth ] [ -f config file ] [ -s
pattern ] [ --large nnn ] [ --news ] [ -w | --weekly ]
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 han
dled 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 facil
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.
Specify a regular expression for files that must not be listed.
--auth Only list files containing sensitive information such as the one
Define the filesize for a large file. The size is provided in
bytes. This value defaults to 1 megabyte.
Dont rotate files whose file size is larger than the regular
limit (see above). This option is useful if you are postpro
cessing logfiles which would break if log files are rotated at a
--news Dont exclude news logfiles which are normally handled by the
news.daily script from INN.
Generate the list for weekly rotation.
syslog.conf(5), syslogd(8), savelog(8).
Debian Project December 5th, 2001 SYSLOGD-LISTFILES(8)