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How can I tell syslog-ng that I would like to switch the logfiles.

I'm looking for a command or signal to tell syslog-ng to perform a logswitch. A search of the documentation and FAQ did not come up with a solution.

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It's logrotate which takes care of rotating logs. logrotate -f forces the log rotation even if logrotate think it is not needed. After that you can tell syslog-ng to reopen its logfiles with killall -HUP syslog-ng (or, quite likely, your logrotate will do that for you in its post-rotate hooks).

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