Re: How to compile acx 100/111 driver in Karmic (FIXED)
Yes. When the file reaches a certain size, it is transferred to messages.1 and .1 is transferred to messages.2 and gzipped. This continues until messages.4.gz, after which they are removed. My oldest messages.4.gz goes back to November 8. Other log files follow a similar process.
Does the system ever do housecleaning on those files?
Yes, in several ways. If you type a partial name and press 'Tab,' it will fill in automagically. Also, the most dangerous of all, the dreaded asterisk. The command:will remove foo, foo2, foobar, fool, fools, etc., etc. Use the command with care and proofread carefully.
Does linux have filename completion like I had in the old days?
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