[CentOS] Size of /var/log/lastlog

Sam Drinkard sam at wa4phy.net
Sun Nov 6 21:16:21 UTC 2005


On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 21:48 +0100, Morten wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Can any of you explain this weirdness:
> 
> [root at machine log]# cd /var/log/
> [root at machine log]# ls -la|grep last
> -r--------   1 root  root  1254130450140 Nov  6 21:44 lastlog
> [root at machine log]# du -hs lastlog
> 52K     lastlog
> 
> What's up with the output of ls? This is x86_64.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Morten
> 
> 

There was a thread about this some time back.. you can safely delete the
file, then touch the filename and all will be well.  There also was, I
believe, a bugzilla about it somewhere upstream.

Sam


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