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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 ...
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less /var/log/messages

press '>' to get to end of messages
use 'w' or 'Page Up' to page up

press 'Control-C' to stop line number calculations (pointless in 54G
file)

read from the bottom, it should be obvious what the problem is

Craig


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