Thanx for all the responses, the general opinion was that the 'O' was
nothing but a way of saving files which was probably used by an earlier
The only extraordinary thing I notcied was that the cron was using the olog
file as its log file instead of the log file.
This might be a setting defined for the cron log, if anyone knows where to
define it, I would be glad to hear it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Nabeel Ahmed <email@example.com>
To: Sun Managers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 12:55 PM
Subject: 'O' in file names
> I noticed that some of the files in /etc have the letter 'o' prefixed to
> them, eg,oshadow,opasswd, etc.
> Also, the log file for the cron in /var/cron has an 'o' prefixed to it. In
> fact, in /var/cron I have two files one plain log, and one olog.
> Any ideas what the o is for?
> Nabeel Ahmed
> Systems Administrator
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