[Cialug] cleaning out the logs

David Champion dave at visionary.com
Mon Jun 13 11:47:51 CDT 2005

- see "logrotate".

- It's usually considered good practice to keep /var (and other 
locations that may grow a lot) on a seperate partition from / so you 
won't have problems like this.

Back in the "good old days", linux could kernel panic if you filled up 
your root partition. You know, back when you'd get messages like:

"Aiee! Kernel Panic. Call Linus."


Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> Good call, thanks, that helped.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin C. Smith [mailto:kevin at linuxsmith.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 3:45 PM
> To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Cialug] cleaning out the logs
> On Sat, 2005-06-11 at 15:17 -0500, Nathan C. Smith wrote:
>>My root '/' is full.  Are there any good files besides 
>>/var/log/*/*.gz? etc. to clear or remove to clean things up again?
>>I tried rm -rf but It didn't help ;-)
> Are you running apache? It's logs can get big.

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