The who (or w, or finger) command shows that I'm still logged into ttyp5, even though I have rebooted the <xxx> box many times since. Does this mean the corresponding entry in /var/run/utmp is wrong and shouldn't be there, or is there still some process attached to ttyp5?
ouput of w: USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE WHAT mexas p4 <xxx> 1:32pm - w mexas p5 <xxx>:0. 26Jan09 21days - ps ax | grep ttyp5 shows no process Looking at w(1) man page it seems that "-" in WHAT can be an indication that the process failed but not cleanly and that there could be some forked sub-process still alive. Does this make sense? Which other commands I can use to see what's going on? many thanks anton -- Anton Shterenlikht Room 2.6, Queen's Building Mech Eng Dept Bristol University University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8233 Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"