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Re: wtmp



Just remember to set rotate to the value of months you need to maintain.

On 8/9/07, Bill Tangren <bjt usno navy mil> wrote:
> Paula J. Lindsay wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > We have an issue here at the institute.  Our rh ws 4's and fedora's are
> > running on instruments and the lab uses the file
> > wtmp to bill the users for the time they are spending on these
> > instruments.  The problem is, at the end of the month,
> > the wtmp file deletes itself.  We need to get it set up to copy to a
> > file, i.e.,
> >
> > wtmp=this month
> > wtmp1=last month
> > wtmp2=the month before
> >
> > does anyone know how I can do this?  Any advice/suggestions/opinions
> > will be generously welcome.
> > Many thanks in advance.
> > Paula
> >
>
> My /etc/logrotate.conf rotates the wtmp file. Try doing that:
>
>
> # no packages own wtmp -- we'll rotate them here
> /var/log/wtmp {
>      monthly
>      create 0644 root utmp
>      rotate 1
> }
>
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