Re: [SQU] Copying log file

From: Joe Cooper <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 05:01:13 -0600


These are not Squid questions, at all. These are general Linux, Unix,
and Windows questions--and would be better answered on lists devoted to
those subjects. (And 1.38MB would be a very small access.log, indeed.
If you have any reasonable amount of usage on your cache, you will see
much larger log files than that. We've had logs hit the 2GB filesize
limitation of Linux 2.2 between weekly rotations--the rotations had to
be changed to twice weekly.)

But I'll try to point you in the right direction.

1. man tar (option -L in particular, will probably do something for you)
2. man samba, fs, mount, nfs, ftp, mtools, etc.
3. man logrotate

Also, have you tried the Linux Documentation Project? There you will
find a vast collection of really good documentation covering all manner
of Linux topics (including all of the ones you're dealing with now).

Hope this helps.

Awie wrote:

> All,
> I have ACCESS.LOG files that seems pretty big. I tried copying it to a
> floppy disk (1.44 MB). I thought that my access.log is 1,38 MB, but I am
> wrong. I just realized that LINUX can copy as much as size of
> destination media, and leave the rest.
> 1. Would you tell me how break and copy all size of file in several
> floppy disks? Then I can encapsulate to one file in my other computer.
> 2. How can I transfer the access.log file to Windows environment?
> 3. Can I limit the size of my access.log file (let's say 5 MB)? So, It
> will never exceed the maximum limit.
> Many thanks for your help.
> Best Regards,
> Awie

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