NEWSLOG(8)NEWSLOG(8)NAMEnewslog - maintenance of Usenet log files
scanlogs [ norotate ] [ nonn ]
writelog name text...
Scanlogs summarizes the information recorded in the INN log files (see
newslog(5)). By default, it also rotates and cleans out the logs. It
is normally invoked by the news.daily(8) script.
The following keywords are accepted:
Using this keyword disables the rotating and cleaning aspect of
the log processing: the logs files are only scanned for informa‐
tion and no contents are altered.
nonn Normally the nn log file is scanned and rotated. Using this
keyword disables this function.
If scanlogs is invoked more than once a day, the ``norotate'' keyword
should be used to prevent premature log cleaning.
The writelog script is used to write a log entry or send it as mail.
The name parameter specifies the name of the log file where the entry
should be written. If it is the word ``mail'' then the entry is mailed
to the news administrator, usenet . The data that is written or sent
consists of the text given on the command line, followed by standard
input indented by four spaces. Shlock(1) is used to avoid simultaneous
updates to a single log file.
The innstat script prints a snapshot of the INN system. It displays
the operating mode of the server, as well as disk usage and the status
of all log and lock files.
The rest of the scripts described here are normally invoked by scan‐
logs. They parse log files that are described in newslog(5), and the
server's article log file described in innd(8).
Tally.unwanted script parses the article log file to update the cumula‐
tive list of articles posted to unwanted newsgroups, unwanted.log.
Tally.control reads its standard input, which should be the new‐
group.log and rmgroup.log log files. It updates the cumulative list of
newsgroup creations and deletions, control.log.
Innlog.awk is an awk(1) script that summarizes the activity that innd
and nnrpd(8) report to syslog.
Written by Landon Curt Noll <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Rich $alz
<email@example.com> for InterNetNews. This is revision 1.2, dated
SEE ALSOinnd(8)newslog(5), news.daily(8), nnrpd(8).