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Re: 54 GB in /var/log!! -- UPDATE



On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 14:32 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> 	Is there some way to find out what makes that message file so big 
> -- i.e., why the machine was losing its mind? I can't hope to read 54 
> gigs in my lifetime ...

"tail -n 1000 /var/log/messages" will show the last 1000 lines of the
log.  If one message is repeating over and over (as Chris pointed out),
it should be pretty obvious.

Jonathan

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