Bootscripts Question

Ken Moffat ken at
Fri Apr 1 05:39:09 PST 2005

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, 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

It recreates the file with a length of zero - a convenient alternative
to rm followed by touch.

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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