scanlogs - Summarize and rotate INN log files
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
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
scanlogs displays the contents of errlog 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)).
Only one option is currently accepted:
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
See newslog(5) for the list of log files processed by scanlogs.
Written by Landon Curt Noll <email@example.com> and Rich $alz
<firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. Converted to POD by Julien
$Id: scanlogs.pod 8357 2009-02-27 17:56:00Z iulius $
inn.conf(5), innreport(8), news.daily(8), newslog(5), shlock(1),