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Is there an alternative way to get rid of ros log files? [closed]

asked 2017-04-11 05:11:32 -0500

updated 2017-04-11 05:12:02 -0500

Getting the error

WARNING: disk usage in log directory [/home/an/.ros/log] is over 1GB. 
It's recommended that you use the 'rosclean' command.

Well i can rosclean purge and delete all everything or maybe delete using. Is there a way to delete the oldest entries and lighten my log files. It would not be ideal to clean the entire log file.

Also I wonder what happens if I let it accumulate and not clean? I am asking this question without much googling. So excuse me if there is already something clearly written. ROS insights are most welcome. Thanks

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answered 2017-04-11 08:06:46 -0500

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Also I wonder what happens if I let it accumulate and not clean?

Well, you run out of disk space, eventually...

You not googling is obvious, as your question directly relates to :-)

About your question though:

Of course. However, this requires some manual scripting. IMO, there are two ways.

  1. Write a simple script that you start via cron. You can e.g. use the find tool with the -mtime property to get the last modified time of a file and delete via this.
  2. Use logrotate. However, as the log files typically get "stamped" with the RUN_ID, this will probably also need some fiddeling with the prerotate and postrotate scripts.
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Thanks a lot @mig

arunavanag gravatar image arunavanag  ( 2017-04-11 20:06:59 -0500 )edit

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