Category: System administration

Configuring Hourly Log Rotation with Logrotate and Rsyslog

Logrotate runs daily by default on Debian Linux. It is scheduled to run at 00:00:00 with systemd: markku@logtest:~$ systemctl list-timers NEXT LEFT LAST PASSED UNIT ACTIVATES Mon 2023-11-20 00:00:00 EET 2h 20min left Sun 2023-11-19 00:00:17 EET 21h ago logrotate.timer logrotate.service … When you want logrotate to rotate files hourly, you need two changes: For […]

Using Tmux

A long time ago I discovered screen. It made it possible to start applications in Linux and then disconnecting the SSH session, without stopping the applications. It was magic: otherwise the the applications just terminated if the SSH connection was lost. Then I heard about tmux. It was like screen on steroids! I could split […]