Running logrotate Manually

So the other day at work, I needed to modify logrotate.conf for one of our groups.  To test my changes, I forced a logrotate.d run in verbose mode to ensure that my changes were applied properly.

The command I used:

logrotate -vf /etc/logrotate.conf

Since I’m predominantly administering CentOS, /etc/logrotate.conf is where my logrotate config file lives.  In Debian or Ubuntu however, one might find their logrotate configuration file under /etc/logrotate.d/<hostname>.conf.