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windows_logrotate (4) Versions 0.2.0

Installs/Configures LogRotate for Windows

cookbook 'windows_logrotate', '= 0.2.0'
cookbook 'windows_logrotate', '= 0.2.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install windows_logrotate
knife supermarket download windows_logrotate
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Windows LogRotate Cookbook

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Installs/configures Ken Salter's LogRotate for Windows.

This is a Windows implementation of the logrotate utility found in Linux platforms.

Supported logrotate configuration options:


  • Chef 12.6+
  • .NET Framework v4.5


  • Windows


Use windows_logrotate resource to install and configure logrotate, and create a scheduled task to run it periodically.


windows_logrotate 'logrotate test' do
  username user
  password pass
  run_immediately true
  confidential false
  conf <<-EOF
C:\\test.log {
    rotate 5
        @echo off
        echo This is a test
        echo parameter pass %1
        VER | TIME > TEMP.BAT
        DEL TEMP.BAT
        ECHO It's %TIME% now


  • name - The name of logrotate configuration file to create. Defaults to resource block name.
  • username - The username to create scheduled task as. Default: Administrator.
  • password - Required to create scheduled task.
  • conf - Required logroate configuration.
  • verbose - Turns on verbose mode.
  • force - Tells logrotate to force the rotation, even if it doesn't think this is necessary. Sometimes this is useful after adding new entries to a logrotate config file, or if old log files have been removed by hand, as the new files will be created, and logging will continue correctly.
  • run_immediately - Runs scheduled task immediately after creating or updating logrotate configuration.
  • cookbook - The cookbook that contains the template for logrotate conf. Users can provide their own template by setting this attribute to point at a different cookbook. Default: windows_logrotate.
  • conf_tmpl - Sets the conf template source. Default: logrotate.conf.erb.
  • schtask_tmpl - Sets the schtask template source. Default: schtask.xml.erb.

ChefSpec Matchers

This cookbook includes custom ChefSpec matchers you can use to test your own cookbooks.

Example Matcher Usage

expect(chef_run).to enable_windows_logrotate('resource_name')

Cookbook Matchers

  • enable_windows_logrotate(resource_name)

Getting Help


Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.


MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE file for details.

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0.2.0 2017-06-07

  • Replace sensitive attribute with confidential attribute for Chef 13
  • Flagged password as sensitive for Chef 13

0.1.0 2017-01-20

  • Initial release using logrotateSetup v0.0.0.17

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