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logrotate for Debian
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Note that logrotate may not be the only log rotation program on a Debian 
system.

If sysklogd is installed, as was the case in older versions of Debian, 
it uses its own log rotation scripts which can be found in 
/etc/cron.daily/sysklogd and /etc/cron.weekly/sysklogd

Current installs use rsyslog, which does not perform its own log 
rotation, but makes use of logrotate.

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Logrotate prerotate/postrotate/firstaction/lastaction scripts are 
currently executed by giving the whole script to "sh -c" thus:

    execl("/bin/sh", "sh", "-c", script, "sh", logfn, NULL);

This might change in future versions.

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 -- Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>  Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:38:47 +0000