SUMMARY : /var/adm/messages

From: Hickey, Michael <>
Date: Mon Dec 09 2002 - 11:17:21 EST
Thanks to all who responded!

Original Post:

What setting controls the size of this log file, how do I tell it how large
to grow before it rolls over?
I looked in syslog.conf but I cannot Identify what determines the rollover.

Summary of Responses:

Pre Solaris 9:

The roll over is controlled using /usr/lib/newsyslog, which is run from
crontab. It rotates both /var/adm/messages and /var/log/syslog.

10 3 * * 0   /usr/lib/newsyslog

Solaris 9:

The rollover is controlled by /usr/sbin/logadm.  This is a new program from
Sun that will do
smarter rotation, by rotating on file size or rotating on dates.  The config
file is /etc/logadm.conf

10 3 * * * /usr/sbin/logadm
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