Quoting John F. Davis (email@example.com):
Hi. Can you send rather than replying, as you've actually threaded
onto an off-topic subject.
> I have a huge /var/log/wmtmp file and I need to delete it in order
> to get some free disk space.
I take it that's wtmp. S'funny, mine's rotated already.
> Can I just delete the file? Is there a way to clear it correctly?
You could run the appropriate command that you will find in
/etc/cron.monthly/standard which your system may or may not
be getting run automatically.
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