On Fri, 5 Jun 1998, Fred Smith wrote:

> When utmp gets trashed on other Unixes, the usual way to clean it up
> is to go to single-user mode then type:

It's not strictly necessary to go to single-user mode.  Users that are
logged in while you reset utmp will notice weirdness, but it will go away
when they log out.

>       cat > /var/run/utmp
> followed by
>       ^D

Save some typing.  Just do

> /var/run/utmp

will do the same thing. :)

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