ipmaint This program - usually run by crontab from local/zapfiplog - looks at the file tables/sys/MAINT and removes old archive files from log/data (remember these have the name of (JulianDate_WireServiceName). It then trims the item log file log/ALL. The complete previous days log is in ALL.1, day-2 is in ALL.2 etc to ALL.5. The default is to zap any ALL files after ALL.5 but this can be changed with the '-d' input parameter. Lastly (and optionally) it can be used to save various types of messages according to a search string you provide. Run the program additional times for the SYN and other item logs. Syntax of the MAINT parameter file : ; comment The first non-commented line should be the time to zap the item log : 00:00 -1 or 00:50 Note : 1. The time MUST be in the same format as all times in the item log file itself : 00:10 etc 2. If you want to strip to a time on a previous day then add -n after the time where n is the no of days. Processing for the other sections depends on whether the line start with a '/' indictating it is an archive zap. Any other none space chr is considered a item log selection. The format of the archive zaps is : /queue/SU no-of-days ; optional comment where SU is the name of the archive : ie PA as in 253_PA queue is either : 'entry', 'exit' or 'xchg' no-of-days is the number of COMPLETE days to leave. eg: /data/PA 2 ; comment - ie leave 2 complete days of PA /data/EXTEL 7 ; leave 7 complete days of EXTEL in xchg Note that ALL log files should be entered - if it is NOT in this file, it will not be deleted ! The format for selection of item log lines is : string filename ;comment ie: prog filename ;comment or !type filename ;comment where filename is a unix file to append all these records . eg: ipbox /usr/edito/STRINGER_MONTH ; monthly save telex /usr/acct/TELEX_LOG ; telex log !x /fip/log/FAILURE_LIST default-no-days: 22 If an archive file in log/data exists and there is NO /queue/SU entry, this can be used to zap olds ones. There is no default - ie files are just left in log/data default-all-logs: 10 No of days to leave the item logs - ALL, ALL.1 etc default is 5 Input parameters are : -l : Item Log file default: log/ALL -m : maintenance parameter file default: sys/MAINT -d : no of days to leave for the ALL file default: 5 (overridden by the default-all-logs keyword) -D : WINNT drive letter default: main drive Use this if Fip is actually running on a drive which is NOT the main boot disk. -v : print version no and exit (copyright) 2018 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.