files that grow like topsy

Kirk Wood cpt.kirk at
Thu Feb 14 08:16:24 EST 2002


I checked arround on my system. In my monthly cron job file there is a
comment that the rotation of wtmp has been taken over by logrotate. (I
have debian if it matters.) Also, I noticed that I have a wtmp.1 last
modified on Jan 31, and a wtmp. From this information I would think that
it would be fine to move the file and let the system create a new one
automatically. If you wanted to be sure, you could touch the file just
after moving to put a new one in place.

Kirk Wood
Cpt.Kirk at

Nowlan's Theory:
        He who hesitates is not only lost, but several miles from
        the next freeway exit.

More information about the Speakup mailing list