[CentOS] What fires logrotate

Steve Huff shuff at vecna.org
Thu Aug 21 18:12:35 UTC 2008


On Aug 21, 2008, at 2:06 PM, Al Sparks wrote:

> What exactly fires logrotate (and other scheduled events like
> "logwatch", which ends up in root's inbox)?

look at /etc/cron.daily/logrotate and /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch.   
those scripts (and the others in /etc/cron.*ly) are invoked by the  
following code in /etc/crontab:

# run-parts
01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
02 4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily
22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly

-steve

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