Strange log file behavior

Grant emailgrant at
Mon Jul 15 09:49:47 UTC 2013

>> I noticed that most of my rotated nginx log files are empty (0 bytes).
>> My only access_log directive is in nginx.conf:
>> access_log /var/log/nginx/localhost.access_log combined;
>> Also nginx is currently logging to
>> /var/log/nginx/localhost.access_log.1 instead of localhost.access_log.
>> Does anyone know why these things are happening?
> This usually happens if someone don't ask nginx to reopen log
> files after a rotation.  See here for details:

I use logrotate:

/var/log/nginx/*_log {
                test -r /run/ && kill -USR1 `cat /run/`

Does it look OK?

- Grant

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