log files double rotate happening

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USherbrooke.ca
Mon Dec 1 13:38:28 GMT 2008

Lists a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I have set up in logrotate.conf the following (intent is to compress 
> the maillog files weekly)
> what is happening is that i'm getting zip files created ie 
> maillog.1.gz but also getting the maillog.0 maillog.1 files being 
> created.
> It is making it quite difficult to find information in them later.


Use the "dateext" directive (if your logrotate supports it):
              Archive  old versions of log files adding a daily 
extension like YYYYM-
              MDD instead of simply adding a number.


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