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1 GNU Rot[t]Log

This is the GNU Rot[t]Log info page version 0.71 (19 November 2008) GNU Rot[t]Log is the GNU log management utility. It was originally authored in 2000 by Stefano Falsetto to rotate his logs. It has similar syntax to Red Hat's logrotate(8), and is written in bash.

GNU Rot[t]Log is designed to simplify administration of systems that generate large numbers of log files. It allows automatic rotation, compression, and archiving of logs. It also mails reports to the system administrator. Each log file may be handled daily, weekly, monthly, in user-defined days, or when it becomes too large.

Normally, rottlog is run as a daily cron job. The logfiles cannot be modified multiple times per period unless the -f or --force option is used.

Version 0.71 (19 November 2008)