Truncate Log Files in Linux


If you need to shrink or empty the Log Files on a Linux System, you can use the “truncate” command

% truncate -s 0 logfile

where -s is used to set or adjust the file size

If you need to delete multiple files

% truncate -s /var/log/messages-*

References:

  1. How to empty (truncate) Log files in Linux

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