In response to my earlier summary for the 'O' as a prefix in the file names,
I recieved some more replies, which seem to make more sense than the earlier
one. I have attached one of the responses as is, since this is the most
complete answer, I sure agree with Mike that the list is much more
intelligent, just seems that the guys were probably too busy with important
stuff to bother with a silly question like this?
Thanx to all the others, Nico, James, Annette, Daniel, Carl, Karen, Mark,
Scott, Paul, Mike Stapleton, Samir, Vern, Mike Salehi, Bill, Matt, Vinnie,
Mark, Sandip, and Terry.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike van der Velden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Nabeel Ahmed <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [SUMMARY] 'O' in file names
> Oh come on. I can't believe that everyone agreed that it was an old
> administrator who did this. This list is much more intelligent than that.
> Please RTFM. Try the cron(1M) man page. Look at the bottom:
> A history of all actions taken by cron is stored in
> /var/cron/log and (possibly) /var/cron/olog.
> Check the default crontab for root. It runs the following cronjob:
> 10 3 * * 0,4 /etc/cron.d/logchecker
> Look at the logchecker script. Do you not see it create the olog file?
> points if you can spot the bug where it can keep logging to olog rather
> the new log file.
> As for opasswd and oshadow, look under the FILES section in the
> passmgmt(1M) man page. passmgmt is used internally by the useradd(1M)
> Please update your summary and send it to the list. Some future admin is
> to search the archives for this question, and you don't want them to get
> wrong answer.
> Mike van der Velden email firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Nabeel Ahmed wrote:
> > Thanx for all the responses, the general opinion was that the 'O' was
> > nothing but a way of saving files which was probably used by an earlier
> > admin.
> > The only extraordinary thing I notcied was that the cron was using the
> > file as its log file instead of the log file.
> > This might be a setting defined for the cron log, if anyone knows where
> > define it, I would be glad to hear it.
> > Regards,
> > Nabeel
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Nabeel Ahmed <email@example.com>
> > To: Sun Managers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 12:55 PM
> > Subject: 'O' in file names
> > > hi,
> > >
> > > I noticed that some of the files in /etc have the letter 'o' prefixed
> > > them, eg,oshadow,opasswd, etc.
> > > Also, the log file for the cron in /var/cron has an 'o' prefixed to
> > > fact, in /var/cron I have two files one plain log, and one olog.
> > > Any ideas what the o is for?
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Nabeel Ahmed
> > > Systems Administrator
> > > email@example.com
> > >
> > >
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