Bootscripts Question

Frank Schafer frank.schafer at
Fri Apr 1 05:31:44 PST 2005

``>'' means shell redirection (see the bash man pages), so
'> /var/run/utmp' says: redirect nothing to /var/run/utmp. As the result
of this this file will be emptied.


On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 11:10 +0200, Matthias Berndt wrote:
> Greetings,
> I hope it may be a little question. In /etc/rc.d/init.d/cleanfs at line
> 90 there is a command '> /var/run/utmp'. What does this command do? I've
> read the man-pages, but I couldn't get behind it.
> Thanks
> Matthias Berndt

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