In How can I extend the time when system.log gets turned over? and How to find recently connected external disks? it says that
/etc/newsyslog.conf should have an entry for
/var/log/system.log that I can edit to change how often this log file is rotated and how many old versions are kept. But on my system there's no entry for this file. The contents of my file are (omitting the big block of comments at the top):
# logfilename [owner:group] mode count size when flags [/pid_file] [sig_num] /var/log/ftp.log 640 5 1000 * J /var/log/hwmond.log 640 5 1000 * J /var/log/ipfw.log 640 5 1000 * J /var/log/lpr.log 640 5 1000 * J /var/log/ppp.log 640 5 1000 * J /var/log/wtmp 644 3 * @01T05 B
I also looked in the files in
/etc/newsyslog.d, none of them contain
So how does
system.log get rotated now, and is there a setting I can change to control it?