newsyslog rotates logfiles so that messages.0.gz is yesterday's file,
messages.1.gz is the day before's, etc.
This is ugly. If I tell my fellow sysadmins that I ran this command:
zfgrep 'bad thing' /var/log/messages.4.gz
and found stuff, they may run it the next day and get different
results because the file is now messages.5.gz
Improving my cow-orkers intelligence would be the ideal solution, but
has anyone considered tweaking newsyslog to name files
messages.2008-10-05-12-00-00.gz or something. IE, give them a constant
name that doesn't change and then delete them after how many ever
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