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What are the methods to restrict the size of nohup.out logs?

asked 2023-01-23 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2023-03-27 21:00:00 +0000

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There are several methods to restrict the size of nohup.out logs:

  1. Using the "-c" option with nohup command: The "-c" option creates a new file if the existing file exceeds a certain size limit. Syntax: nohup -c limit command

  2. Using the "truncate" command: The "truncate" command can be used to shrink the size of an existing file. Syntax: truncate -s limit nohup.out

  3. Using the "logrotate" utility: Logrotate is a utility that can be used to manage log files by rotating them according to specific criteria such as size, age, or file type. Syntax: logrotate -s /var/run/logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.conf

  4. Using the "tee" command: The "tee" command can be used to split the output of a command or process into multiple streams. One stream can be directed to nohup.out while the other can be directed to a smaller size log file. Syntax: command | tee nohup.out | head -c limit > smallerlogfile

Using any of these methods will help to prevent the nohup.out log file from growing too large and taking up unnecessary disk space.

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