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From: Igor Sysoev <is-G97k7egY2jIKNkxEY4oc4w <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Re: What is the best way to rotate NGINX log files ?
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.web.nginx.english
Date: Wednesday 5th December 2007 18:56:21 UTC (over 9 years ago)
On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 10:41:30AM -0800, Mansoor Peerbhoy wrote:

> I have a question. What's the best way to rotate the NGINX log file ? We
run NGINX as a Mail Proxy, and the log file grows quite large because we
don't restart it very frequently.
> 
> Are there any alternatives to simply killing the NGINX process, zipping
up the error log, and then restarting NGINX ?

Of course!

mv error.log error.log.0
kill -USR1 `cat master.nginx.pid`
wait 1 second and do anything with log


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Igor Sysoev
http://sysoev.ru/en/
 
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