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rotating logs with logrotate

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http://serverfault.com – I want to schedule logs rotate with these rules: log files for the last 2 day are kept untouched log files older than 2 days are archived and moved to folder named by date, they were created. (For ex. All logs for 01 Dec 2012 are moved to 20121201 and archived.) log files older than 14 days are removed. I want to use logrotate for this, but I'm not sure it suits my needs or not. I'd like something like this, but it doesn't work. /mylog/* { prerotate DIR=$(date +%y%m%d); // actually it's current date mkdir $DIR endscript daily rotate 2 olddir /mylog/$DIR missingok compress postrotate (HowTos)