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|wtmp file got too big|
can I delete it?
I just noticed that there are two wtmp files (wtmp and wtmp.1) on my RH linux system. Both are hundreds MB and eat up my disk space. Can I discard them and create new ones?
Thanks in advance.
wtmp.1 is a backup archive; it's no longer being used, archive and remove it and forget about it.
wtmp should be still being written to, but can be emptied if you want. The proper way I guess is by 'echo "" > /var/log/wtmp', not removing it.
Thank you Duckula.
I will delete wtmp.1 file and empty wtmp.
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