: : Hi,
: : I'm using Slackware 1.1.2, kernel 1.0. The file "/var/adm/lastlog"
: : grows enormously - after a few days it has 512kB, mostly zeros.
: : Any hints?
: That file is just as big as your highest uid in /etc/passwd.
: So if you have some uid as 200000, you will have a big lastlog file.
: If you do not want to know, when you have logged in the last time,
: you could just edit /etc/login.defs and say LAST_LOG no" in it.
: (About that syntax, I am not sure.)
Yes, but also Linux has a "smart" filesystem in that all the empty blocks in
between (filled with 0s) are not stored... with the 'du' command you can see
the real diskspace it occupies.
J. v. O.
Sometimes I wonder if this whole universe isn't anything more than a
simulation on a BIG computer. And they just might press Ctrl-C any time
My PGP public key [version 2.3] (you know when, why and how...) :