you can also write a script, cp -p the logfile and immediatly after that :> the file
cp -p oldfile newfile && :> oldfile this keeps the file descriptors intact and might work Since i cannot test this, it's just a guess. Cheers -- Kind regards, Remko Lodder Elvandar.org/DSINet.org www.mostly-harmless.nl Dutch community for helping newcomers on the hackerscene -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Wayne Sierke Verzonden: maandag 15 maart 2004 13:00 Aan: Bart Silverstrim CC: FreeBSD Questions Mailing List Onderwerp: Re: log rotation On Mon, 2004-03-15 at 10:37, Bart Silverstrim wrote: > Quick questions: > I've run across some mumblings in the ClamAV lists about Clamd not > logging anymore (or not scanning anymore?) when the maximum > logfile size is reached. Is anyone in FreeBSD running this, and if so, > are you using Newsyslog to rotate the logs? What are your settings > (how would I set it up)? > Having recently installed clamav I was interested in getting log rotation enabled too (5.2-RELEASE). As an experiment I set the when entry in newsyslog.conf to 1 hour. After the log rotation I'm not getting any new entries written to the logfile. I believe I saw somewhere someone claiming that logrotate was working for them (but probably on Linux). Might have to try that instead. Wayne > Elaborations: > I didn't know what would be a safe way to do this, since I also have > an every-four-hour update running for the clamav and I didn't know > what would happen if > A) the update for the database falls at a moment when the log is > rotating > B) I didn't find the "proper" way to rotate the log so Clamd doesn't > have an open file handle on a log being rotated and/or have clamd > try writing to the file while it's being rotated > C) how can clamd have the file rotated without being "temporarily > disabled" running into problems because that disabled clamd may > be called on in that period by amavisd-new to do a virus scan on > a mail message... > > Anyone got a good log rotation scheme in place to handle this > automatically without running into problems? > > Thanks! > -Bart > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"