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Re: [opensuse] errant 'who' behavior
  • From: Carl Hartung <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 12:10:49 -0500
  • Message-id: <200701031210.49540.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 03 January 2007 10:55, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> My previous answer was for part (a). For part (b) I'd check
> on /var/run/utmp. That file records current logins. Perhaps the file is
> missing or damaged. If it's missing, it should get recreated by a
> reboot. If it's corrupted, perhaps it should be removed and then you
> should reboot.
>
> Actually, a bit of quick Googling suggests that the proper way to
> correct a corrupted utmp is to copy /dev/null onto it (or otherwise
> effect its truncation) and not to reboot but merely to log out and in
> again.

Thanks for the addendum, Randall. I've added it to my notes for when I tackle
the 'errant who' issue later today. I'm enjoying exploring 10.2 right
now! :-)

regards,

Carl
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