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       exicyclog - Cycle exim's logfiles




       The  exicyclog  script can be used to cycle (rotate) mainlog and rejectlog files.  This is
       not necessary if only syslog is  being  used.   Some  operating  systems  have  their  own
       standard  mechanisms  for  log  cycling,  and  these  can  be used instead of exicyclog if

       Each time exicyclog is run the file names get ‘shuffled down’ by one.   If  the  main  log
       file  name is mainlog (the default) then when exicyclog is run mainlog becomes mainlog.01,
       the previous mainlog.01 becomes mainlog.02 and so on, up to a limit which is  set  in  the
       script, and which defaults to 10.  Reject logs are handled similarly.

       If  no  mainlog  file  exists, the script does nothing.  Files that ‘drop off’ the end are
       deleted.  All files with numbers greater than  01  are  compressed,  using  a  compression
       command  which  is  configured  by  the COMPRESS_COMMAND setting in Local/Makefile.  It is
       usual to run “exicyclog” daily from a root “crontab” entry of the form

         1 0 * * * su exim -c /usr/exim/bin/exicyclog

       assuming you have used the name ‘exim’ for the Exim user.  You can run exicyclog  as  root
       if you wish, but there is no need.


       This  manual  page  needs  a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff than us and has
       more experience in writing manual pages, any patches would be greatly appreciated.


       exim(8), /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/


       This manual page was stitched together from  spec.txt  by  Andreas  Metzler  <ametzler  at>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          March 26, 2003                             EXICYCLOG(8)