SUMMARY: wtmp & wtmpx files is /var/adm

From: Stotsky Haim (
Date: Thu Mar 11 1999 - 15:32:35 CST

Hello all,

The original question was:

 I have very large wtmp & wtmpx files is /var/adm.
 I wander if i can delette those files without rebooting the machine ?

I got a lot of replies to my query and i thank you all !!!

Most of the answers were the same, they were something like :

As root:
cat /dev/null > /var/adm/wtmp
cat /dev/null > /var/adm/wtmpx

most of you gave me the same advise that it is recomended to
zero those files from time to time .

So thanks again to :

Padraig Houlahan
Tom Erickson
Bill Hebert
Renny Koshy
Larry Chin
Ray Delaney
Peter Polasek
Ginny Bolyard
Patrick Hooper
Benedict Roque
Oleg Olovyannikov
Hamelin Francois-Rene
Gustavo A.
Michael Salehi
Claude Charest
Todd M.
Rick Fincher
Enrique Vadillo
Mary Verge
John D.
Carlo Musante
Chad Price
Tim Carlson
Walter Gebelein
Michael J.
Tom Vayda
Fernandes, Eustace
Coffindaffer, Virginia
Ilhan Narli
Thiyagarajan V.
Thiyagarajan V.
Sapiro, Vadim
Israel Bravo
John Black
Nick Hindley

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