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Old 11-29-2001
Hp Unix file size problem

We have two files /var/adm/wtmp and /var/opt/OV/tmp/OpC/guiagtdf

Could you please tell me if what these files are and if I can purge them as they are very big and Vi will not let me look at them, it gives me a message 'file to long'.

Help any ideas

Thanks

Smilie
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Old 11-29-2001
Quick response - look at the man page for wtmp.

I had the same issue recently on 10.20.

File utmp contains a record of all users logged onto the system. File
btmp contains bad login entries for each invalid logon attempt. File
wtmp contains a record of all logins and logouts.

Note that wtmp and btmp tend to grow without bound, and should be
checked regularly. Information that is no longer useful should be
removed periodically to prevent it from becoming too large. Also note
that wtmp and btmp are not created by the programs that maintain them.
Thus, if these files are removed, record-keeping is turned off.
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Old 11-29-2001
Hi

thanks for the reply
If I delete the file or move the file, if I turn record-keeping back on will it recreate the file?

AmandaSmilie
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Old 11-29-2001
Amanda

I would remove this file if it is no longer necessary and simply 'touch' a new one with the same parms & perms.

touch /var/adm/wtmp

Hope this helps
 
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