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Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 18:51:50 +0200
From: Christian Neukirchen <>
Subject: Re: make -i with linux-pam

aep <> writes:

> On Mon, 21 May 2012 15:28:59 -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
>> Not sure what you mean here... Are you talking about using these
>> files
>> to kill processes that users left running after logging out? Or what?
> haha, no. I was more refering to the fact that i'm pretty sure no one
> _wants_ utmp. It's just that you need it around for compiling code
> from last century.

A bit OT: I realize utmp has major flaws, but the feature itself (seeing
which users are logged in) I consider useful, for machines with more
than one user.  How else can that be done?

Christian Neukirchen  <>

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