Log file permissions being changed

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Log file permissions being changed

Post by baz123 »

I am running EmonCMS locally on DietPi and am finding the log file permissions keep getting changed. I am using the standard setup for DietPi logs (so rotate each hour) and I wonder if as part of that process the permissions are being changed?

Just trying to confirm this is the likely cause of this oddity.

Does logrotate write to a log file?
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Re: Log file permissions being changed

Post by MichaIng »

Jep logrotate writers to the files/rotate old and create new with new user and permissions in case.
You can adjust which user and permissions are used within /etc/logrotate.d/<modulr>.
I found that as an issue by times as well, e.g. in combination with mysql, apache or redis logs.

By default DietPi uses no logrotate but non-persistent RAMlog. But I guess you switched to persistent rsyslog+logrotate handling, then DietPi does not interfer.
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Re: Log file permissions being changed

Post by Fourdee »


Only change DietPi-RAMlog makes (required for our EmonCMS installation in dietpi-software):
https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/blob/ ... og#L52-L53

Although, this will not effect the user:group permission on file. Permissions set, are kept by DietPi-RAMlog and logclear.
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