What is the best way to rotate NGINX log files ?

Igor Sysoev is at rambler-co.ru
Wed Dec 5 21:56:21 MSK 2007

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 10:41:30AM -0800, Mansoor Peerbhoy wrote:

> I have a question. What's the best way to rotate the NGINX log file ? We run NGINX as a Mail Proxy, and the log file grows quite large because we don't restart it very frequently.
> Are there any alternatives to simply killing the NGINX process, zipping up the error log, and then restarting NGINX ?

Of course!

mv error.log error.log.0
kill -USR1 `cat master.nginx.pid`
wait 1 second and do anything with log

Igor Sysoev

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