NAME newslog - maintenance of Usenet log files SYNOPSIS scanlogs [ norotate ] [ nonn ] writelog name text... innstat tally.unwanted tally.control innlog.awk DESCRIPTION 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: norotate Using this keyword disables the rotating and cleaning aspect of the log processing: the logs files are only scanned for information 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 scanlogs. 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 cumulative list of articles posted to unwanted newsgroups, unwanted.log. Tally.control reads its standard input, which should be the newgroup.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. HISTORY Written by Landon Curt Noll <email@example.com> and Rich $alz <firstname.lastname@example.org> for InterNetNews. This is revision 1.2, dated 1992/08/04. SEE ALSO innd(8) newslog(5), news.daily(8), nnrpd(8).