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Version information

  • 0.3.0 (latest)
  • 0.2.0
released Jun 18th 2020
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.10.0 < 7.0.0

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'marionetoj-logrotate', '0.3.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add marionetoj-logrotate
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install marionetoj-logrotate --version 0.3.0

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Tags: logrotate


marionetoj/logrotate — version 0.3.0 Jun 18th 2020

CI status Contributor Covenant


Manage Logrotate base configuration and rules.

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  4. Contributing - Guide for contributing to the module


From logrotate’s documentation:

logrotate is designed to ease administration of systems that generate large numbers of log files. It allows automatic rotation, compression, removal, and mailing of log files. Each log file may be handled daily, weekly, monthly, or when it grows too large.


This module's default values should be the same as your distribution defaults:

include logrotate

But you can customize everything:

class { '::logrotate':
  purge_unmanaged_rules => false,
  global_settings       => {
    compress     => true,
    create       => true,
    ifempty      => false,
    missingok    => true,
    rotate       => 30,
    frequency    => 'daily',
    copytruncate => true,

You can then create rules with the logrotate::rule defined type:

logrotate::rule { '/var/log/syslog':
  rotate        => 7,
  frequency     => 'daily',
  missingok     => true,
  ifempty       => false,
  delaycompress => true,
  compress      => true,
  postrotate    => [


A complete reference can be found in the file.


This module has only been tested on Debian 9 and 10, but it should work with older and newer version as well as with Ubuntu 18.04 and later.


This Puppet module is Free Software, every contributions are welcome.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.