Version 1.0.98 of NewSyslog

Release Notes: This is the initial freshmeat announcement, and though it's marked as a "devel" release, it's been well tested, and this should be the final beta before the 1.1 release. Previous beta releases have been available for some time and have been in use at a number of locations. This beta adds some new features (some from FreeBSD), and fixes various obscure bugs. It's only been tested on BSD recently, so it may suffer some portability problems (which is why it's still a beta release), so please let the author know of any such problems you encounter.

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    •  26 Apr 2009 19:19
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    Release Notes: This release adds the "/" flag to cause archiving into a ".old" sub-directory. It improves the interaction of '-v' and '-n' so that the mixed output on stdout can be directly processed by a shell (verbose output now appears as a shell comment). This release adds the '-q' (for quiet) option. There are various bugfixes.

    •  08 Jul 2003 13:47
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    Release Notes: A long-standing (since 1.0.93) locking bug that allowed multiple instances to run with the same config file at the same time has finally been found and fixed. A much more portable signal name translation scheme has been implemented to fix portability problems that were causing problems particularly for GNU/Linux users. Signal names and their descriptions are now printed when a child process is killed or stopped by a signal.

    •  21 May 2002 21:07
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    Release Notes: New log files are now created as temporary files and have their permissions and ownerships updated before they are renamed into place (inspired by a similar fix in FreeBSD's version). The verbose explanitory and debug messages have been greatly improved. Handling of PID files is now far more robust (inspired by fixes in OpenBSD's version). Child processes used to run file compressors are now tracked and abnormal terminations are reported.

    •  01 Mar 2002 18:28
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    Release Notes: This release fixes the minimum invocation interval to be one minute. It also includes more minor portability fixes for Linux and Solaris, as well as some minor documentation updates. This will hopefully be the last of the changes necessary before 1.1 can be released.

    •  13 Jan 2002 17:42
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    Release Notes: This is a relatively minor update. It fixes one minor bug in the parsing of timespecs and several portability issues. Signals are displayed symbolically in error messages, and verbose output shows the trim time in local time instead of as a Unix epoch time. New versions of GNU Autoconf and Automake were also used to create this distribution.

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