A bane of Systems Administration work is managing log files, such as system
log messages (from
syslogd), mail log messages (from
sendmail), printer spooling error logs, and so on.
Many operating systems provide some sort of script or scripts to assist
this task, such as
newsyslog on Solaris, or
skulker on AIX, however too often these are limited to one kind of log file, and
limited in the abilty to customize in the number of old files saved,
whether or not to compress the old file and so on.
recycle-logs attempts to overcome these limitations. File rotation and other
customization is based on control info specified in one or several
The manual page.
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