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Why are both wtmp & wtmps being updated ?

 
S.Rider
Regular Advisor

Why are both wtmp & wtmps being updated ?

On several of my 11.31 and 11.31, I have both files /var/adm/wtmp & /var/adm/wtmps and they are both being updated regularly.
A "man last" says
/var/adm/btmp Bad login database
/var/adm/wtmp Login database
/var/adm/wtmps New login database
/var/adm/btmps New bad login database
which I would understand as - 11.11 servers had wtmp/btmp and 11.23+ has wtmps/btmps.
Why would both be getting updated ?
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Re: Why are both wtmp & wtmps being updated ?

>Why would both be getting updated?

For compatibility?
You can also use "-f /var/adm/wtmp" as a backup.