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SCANLOGS(8)		  InterNetNews Documentation		   SCANLOGS(8)

NAME
       scanlogs	- Summarize and	rotate INN log files

SYNOPSIS
       scanlogs	[norotate]

DESCRIPTION
       scanlogs	summarizes the information recorded in the INN log files which
       reside in the pathlog directory set in inn.conf (see newslog(5) for
       further details about these log files).	It is normally invoked by the
       news.daily(8) script which performs daily server	maintenance tasks.

       It invokes "ctlinnd flushlogs" to close the news	and error log files,
       rename them to add ".old" to the	file names and open fresh news and
       error logs; the active file is also flushed to disk, along with the
       history database.

       By default, scanlogs rotates and	cleans out the logs.  It keeps up to
       logcycles old compressed	log files in pathlog/OLD (the logcycles
       parameter can be	set in inn.conf).  scanlogs also keeps archives	of the
       active file in this directory.

       It invokes tally.control	if newgroup.log	or rmgroup.log exists in
       pathlog (see the	control.log entry of newslog(5)	for more information
       about that).

       scanlogs	displays the first 50 lines of errlog, news.err	and news.crit,
       if non-empty, and runs innreport	to summarize the contents of news and
       news.notice, and	to update the unwanted.log file	amongst	other things
       (see more information about that	in innreport(8)).

OPTIONS
       Only one	option is currently accepted:

       norotate
	   Using this option disables the rotating and cleaning	aspect of the
	   log processing:  the	logs files are only scanned for	information
	   and no contents are altered.	 If scanlogs is	invoked	more than once
	   a day, the norotate option should be	used to	prevent	premature log
	   cleaning.

FILES
       See newslog(5) for the list of log files	processed by scanlogs.

HISTORY
       Written by Landon Curt Noll <chongo@toad.com> and Rich $alz
       <rsalz@uunet.uu.net> for	InterNetNews.  Converted to POD	by Julien
       Elie.

       $Id: scanlogs.pod 9903 2015-06-20 17:20:46Z iulius $

SEE ALSO
       inn.conf(5), innreport(8), news.daily(8), newslog(5), shlock(1),
       tally.control(8).

INN 2.7.0			  2015-06-21			   SCANLOGS(8)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | FILES | HISTORY | SEE ALSO

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