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Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Manage Log File Size

While Windows users are familiar with Event Viewer for monitoring application, system, security logs and how to manage or archive log files, administering log files on Ubuntu is not easily found by new users.
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The mechanism for managing log size, archiving (rotation), and deleting is accomplished with a utility called logrotate.

Logrotate is installed during installation, has no GUI interface and is managed via configuration files which is run by a daily cron job.

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