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Re: w command

On Sun, 3 May 1998, Nuno Carvalho wrote:

 :  Why when i call the w command get that message ?
 :   $ w
 :    bad data in /var/run/utmp
 :  What would be the reason ? I already deleted that file and it still the
 : same !

Maybe you're half-way an upgrade from a libc5 system to a 'full' libc6
system? If so, I think there are packages installed which corrupt your utmp
file. Does `last' give correct output?


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