Log rotation on OS X (for projects in development)
Logs on your development machine can quickly grow to a silly size, especially if you have long running projects.
An easy cure for this is to set-up
newsyslog on OS X) to rotate the logs once they grow past a certain point (1MiB in the example below), after all most of the time you’ll only be interested in the last few lines of your logs…
Create a new file in
dev-logs.conf with the following contents:
# logfilename [owner:group] mode count size when flags [/pid_file] [sig_num] /Users/USER/Programming/**/log/*.log USER:staff 644 2 1024 * G
sudo rights in order to do this (the config file should be owned by
/Users/USER/Programmingwith the full path to your projects folder, e.g.
- Replace the
USER:staffwith your username, e.g.
The globbing pattern explained: