Subject: Re: Command peculiarity
To: Dave Huang <>
From: William Duke <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 10/25/2005 14:10:14

I have solved the problem by installing NetBSD 2.1_RC6 on my Quadra 700, and
it works like they were meant for each other.   I spent a solid part of
yesterday afternoon configuring little things to my particular tastes.
.rshrc, .login, and .logout, for example.

I think a lot of the fun in using a UNIX based/like operating system is that
you really can make it the way you want it.   The fact that BSD is open
source just helps conquer the "final frontier" of user/administrator

The learning curve is fun too.



ps. While performing a little customization yesterday, I realized that I
don't have, or can't find, a good reference source for NetBSD variables.  Do
you know if one exists and/or where it might be found?

> From: Dave Huang <>
> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 12:35:38 -0500
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2005 at 05:59:34PM -0400, iMac wrote:
>> I also typed this command:
>> cat /var/run/utmp
>> Response was:
>> ttyE0root
>> Typing: cat /var/run/utmpx
>> Gave this response:
>> utmpx-1.00
>> roottyE0ttyE0K
>> Hmmm, bizarre.   The files don't appear to be empty.   Any other ideas?
> Very strange indeed... I have no idea what would cause that :( It does
> look like your utmp and utmpx files have the info on who's currently
> logged in, so I don't know why users and who don't display that info,
> but don't give any error message either.
> Perhaps running:
> ktruss users
> might provide some clues...