Another uptime story

Chris Rees utisoft at
Wed May 27 13:45:41 UTC 2009

2009/5/27 Glen Barber <glen.j.barber at>:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 11:23 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
>> Maybe there's a way of patching the uptime utility that it adds
>> the previous uptime of the system (since last shutdown) to the
>> actual uptime. I know this denies everything uptime stands for,
>> let's call it accumulated uptime. :-)
> I like that idea, actually.. Not for faking cumulative uptime.  It'd
> be kinda nice knowing how long a particular machine has been 'alive'
> without looking through service tag records.
> --
> Glen Barber

How about:

[chris at amnesiac]~% ls -l /etc/ssh/
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  324 Apr 15  2008 /etc/ssh/
[chris at amnesiac]~%

I think I'd cry if I were to lose 553 days of uptime....


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