logwot8 - About

Logwot8 is a Logrotate implementation for Windows systems. It is a packaging of Logrotate, Cygwin and a collection of related tools to make it as a standalone log rotation solution for Windows systems.

The logrotate utility is designed to simplify the administration of log files on a system which generates a lot of log files. Logrotate allows for the automatic rotation compression, removal and mailing of log files. Logrotate can be set to handle a log file daily, weekly, monthly or when the log file gets to a certain size. Normally, Logrotate is run as a daily scheduled job. Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of a DLL (cygwin1.dll), which emulates substantial Linux API functionality, and a collection of tools.