How to use logrotate utility to rotate log files

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Issue

  • How to rotate old log files using logrotate?
  • How to keep log files for a longer period of time using logrotate?
  • Can we retain or rotate specific system log files?
  • Is rotating or retaining log files possible on a weekly or monthly basis?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • logrotate

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