If you’ve ever been annoyed at the 100k limit to log files in erlang releases, here is the solution. Releases are executed by the run_erl command, which has its very own manual page. By setting some environment variables, you can set the max log size to 2^30 bytes. Yippee!

export RUN_ERL_LOG_MAXSIZE=10000000

For the adventurous, you can even disable the ALIVE messages that come about every 15 minutes.