nginx logfile rotation
jim at ohlste.in
Tue Sep 1 07:23:01 MSD 2009
> Is there any way other than killing/restarting the nginx processes?
> Am asking this because it seemed to me that nginx shouldn't need to be
> restarted for it to use the new log file, if I didn't read the wiki
The "kill" command doesn't kill the process. It merely sends a signal to
it, in this case "USR1" which re-opens the log file.
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Jim Ohlstein <jim at ohlste.in
> <mailto:jim at ohlste.in>> wrote:
> Ray wrote:
> Am trying to configure for logfile rotation using logrotate
> with nginx (0.7.61). As the logrotate script runs, the old
> logfile is renamed and a new one is created, but nginx still
> writes to the old (renamed) logfile even with
> open_log_file_cache set to off according to
> Is there anything that I'm missing out?
> kill -USR1 `cat /path/to/nginx.pid`
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