Managing the Log Files

If you are using a ServerType of inetd, you may remove or move the log files periodically using mv or rm with no effect on the server.

The standalone daemon opens the log files once when it starts up, and does not close them until killed. This is because the fopen() system call has a lot of overhead.

To rotate one of the log files, do the following:

1. Move the log file to a new name with the mv command

2. Restart the standalone daemon

This will cause all new server processes to log to the new log file. You may then do what you wish with the old log file.

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