RE2: Log-rotation FeeBSD 8.2

Matthew Newton mcn4 at
Mon Apr 30 17:18:38 CEST 2012

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 07:07:27PM +0400, newuse at wrote:
> >  You need to HUP the server to get it to re-open the logs.  This is
> > normal daemon behavior.
> >
> >  Alan DeKok.
> Thanks, but why I can clean logs via echo command without restart?

Truncating a file and changing its name are not the same thing.
Read up on unix files and inodes.

> Could the same behavior be implemented to auto-rotation of FR2 logs?

Send a HUP. It's the Right Thing.


Matthew Newton, Ph.D. <mcn4 at>

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