find date of last boot

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri Jun 8 03:29:48 UTC 2012

On Jun 7, 2012, at 6:32 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> You must reboot a lot.  My "last" log goes back only to the first of the
> month, and my uptime is 16 days right now, so I can't see the most
> recent reboot with last.

FreeBSD aggressively rotates the utmp/wtmp databases; most other platforms
leave it in place until the sysadmin decides to rotate it per local policy.

Tweaking the monthly? periodic entries would change this, I'd imagine....


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