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I'm removing the delaycompress function from my logrotating script. Before running logrotate again, should I compress the last log myself ?

This is the actual situation:

-rw-r-----  1 root adm  4,7M  5 mag 18:38 access.log
-rw-r-----  1 root adm  5,2M 29 apr 05:44 access.log.1
-rw-r-----  1 root adm  473K 22 apr 05:45 access.log.2.gz
-rw-r-----  1 root adm  605K 15 apr 05:44 access.log.3.gz
-rw-r-----  1 root adm  588K  8 apr 05:44 access.log.4.gz

The question is: Should I compress "access.log.1" and THEN launch logrotate ?

Or logrotate will understand I removed the "delaycompress" option and fix things himself ?

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From my quick tests, you'll need to compress the file yourself. However, you find can exactly what it'll do by running it in debug mode:

logrotate --debug --force /etc/logrotate.d/apache2

Obviously, change the path to the location of your config file :)

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