Automagic Log trimming?

Andy Bradford amb-plug at
Thu Jan 5 15:30:08 MST 2006

Thus said Steve on Thu, 05 Jan 2006 11:06:42 MST:

> Hello, my  /var/log/messages now  weighs in  at a  hefty 35MB  most of
> which is "cron  run complete" messages dating back a  month or so ago.
> Problem is it used to only grow at a rate of 100-200k per day, now due
> to traffic, it's hitting a few MBs per day.

Two of my favorites are:

Both are syslog replacements to some degree.

[-----------[system uptime]--------------------------------------------]
  3:29pm  up 41 days,  4:57,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

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