logrotate permission question

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at tic.com
Wed Apr 15 19:55:51 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 20:27 +0100, Oliver Marshall wrote:
> Hi chaps
> I’ve created a logrotate config to roll the php error.log file
> (/var/log/php/error.log) each week. This works fine but the new
> error.log file that’s left (created) after the log is rolled only has
> permissions for root to read/write, but it appears that it also needs
> to have www-data read/write for the apache process to write to it.


create 640 www-data www-data

to your config file.  See logrotate(8) for details.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
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