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RE: /etc/logrotate.d/httpd



nahant-list-bounces redhat com <> scribbled on Thursday, October 20, 2005
7:18 PM:

> Tim Evans wrote:
>>>        /bin/kill -HUP `cat /var/run/httpd.pid 2>/dev/null` 2>
>>> /dev/null
>>>>> true
>>>    endscript
>>> }
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Why does this logrotate script kill httpd or am I reading
> this wrong?
>>> 
>> 
>> 'HUP' means re-read the config file and resart.
>> 
> 
> But even then.
> 
> Why does the httpd need to be restarted after a log rotate?

Because the old log is rotated (mv'd to log.1/2/3)  Restarting httpd allows
it to create a new log file...otherwise, nothing would get logged.

Mike


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