Non-Existent Log File

Steve Matzura number6 at
Sat Jun 13 12:31:00 UTC 2015

On Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:15:07 +0300, you wrote:

>Look into logrotate, and turn off your debugging stuff.

I actually did look at logrotate, but since I'm nobody's big
understander of what's in there, I didn't change anything until I
learn more about what's in logrotate.d/syslog and other things.

>On 13 Jun 2015 15:02, "Steve Matzura" <number6 at> wrote:
>> My /var/log/maillog was getting pretty big because of lots of testing
>> and re-configuring I've been doing lately with both Dovecot and
>> Postfix. I figured just remove /var/log/maillog and it would be
>> re-created. It wasn't--not by Dovecot, not by Postfix. I had to
>> manually create a new one, put one character in it, save it, properly
>> secure it with chmod, and then Dovecot (and postfix) messages got
>> written to it. This can't possibly be the proper procedure to clear
>> maillog messages ... can it?

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