12 GB log file!

Moses:SonOfGod

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Feb 26, 2006
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My windowserver.log file (private>var>log>windowserver.log) has suddenly grown to about 12GB, leaving no room on the Hard Drive. The computer now just force quits any application about a minute after opening it and if I try to delete stuff to free up more space the log file just grows to fill it up!
Is it OK to delete this file? What should I do?
 

WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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Yes, you can delete the log file...it won't do any harm. Sometimes a runaway process generates huge log files like this. It's usually not worth trying to track down the cause unless it happens again. So delete the file and give your machine a restart.
 

The Stig

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Nov 4, 2006
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TRASH IT!!! QUICK!!! DO IT NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!!!!!

Don't try opening it, that will cause more problems... If it needs the log files it will recreate it.

The Stig
 

TrenchMouth

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Nov 21, 2002
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yeah delete it. i had a great run away log file about two weeks ago that took up some 30GB before i noticed what was going on. deleted and restarted. just one of those things i suppose :rolleyes:

ive only had it happen once, never did figure out what sparked it.
 

pdpfilms

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yeah delete it. i had a great run away log file about two weeks ago that took up some 30GB before i noticed what was going on. deleted and restarted. just one of those things i suppose :rolleyes:

ive only had it happen once, never did figure out what sparked it.
ditto, only mine got to around 64GB.