[mythtv-users] Huge log files in mythbuntu
andrew at monolithmc.com
Wed Dec 10 14:31:22 UTC 2008
Make a cron job that purges the myth log directory and drop it in .daily if
you don't have enough time to properly fix the problem now (or the next few
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 7:57 AM, Mike Holden <mythtv at mikeholden.org> wrote:
> Damian wrote:
> > Sorry to sound so dim (as I'm sure this does to anyone who just knows),
> > but aren't the commands I have used about finding out what the current
> > settings are? It doesn't tell me how to change them.
> Nobody here is judging your level of Unix/Linuix knowledge - we were all
> beginners once :-)
> > I'm smart enough (just :-) ) to change swap backend for frontend in the
> > commands I ran. My problem is that I have no free time for Myth in the
> > next couple of days and in the mean time frontend logs are filling up my
> > system to bursting point. I'd like to turn them off for the time being.
> If the problem is a simple mis-configuration of how the programs start, it
> could take just a couple of minutes to fix, which is less time than it has
> taken to type out an email (actually several emails now) saying you don't
> have time to fix it. :-)
> Some of the commands you have been using are looking at the configuration
> files that control how the myth programs start up. If there is a problem
> with the configuration then that configuration file is the place to fix
> it. Until you know what the problem is though, you don't know for certain
> how to fix it.
> Honestly though, if you are going to ignore the well-meaning and helpful
> advice you have received from several people trying to help you, on the
> basis that YOU are too busy, do you really expect much help next time?
> Short term, you could always delete the older log files!
> Mike Holden
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