How to use logrotate utility to rotate log files

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  • 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?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 5.x
    • 6.x
    • 7.x
    • 8.x
  • logrotate

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