utmp and finger (WAS: Re: some fixes.... Re: connections.tdb &messages.tdb getting full of junk)

Toomas Soome tsoome at ut.ee
Mon Jan 8 23:46:41 GMT 2001

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> So why make them symlinks, why not just touch the file, that way the
> idle time is the time since the file was created (it works!).  (You
> could even go to the extreme of touching the file after each file
> operation...)

perhaps yes. and if you are going to change owner of such a file, it
should probably still be /dev/null like special, of anyon can fill your
/dev .... since just now there is not mutch touching implemented, I
decided to create symlinks. 

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