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The Governor
post Aug 10 2004, 09:45 PM
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I am trying to add an email user to a Linux box. I added the user, and it created a user I call Adam. I then apparently have to go to local-host-names to link the user to an email address I want on the system. When I open local-host-names with vi, I get Found a swap file by the name ".local-host-names.swp" I try the :recover, but it does nothing. I do not see a file called local-host-names.swp. I therefore cannot seem to create an email account for this user.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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The Governor
post Aug 10 2004, 10:01 PM
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Sorry, forgot to add system info.

Distro Name Fedora Core release 1 (Yarrow)
Processors 1
Model AMD Athlon™ XP 2400+
Chip MHz 2010.10 MHz
Cache Size 256 KB
System Bogomips 4010.8
PCI Devices 00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235 AC97 Audio Controller
00:13.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.: Unknown device 7205

IDE Devices hda: Maxtor 6Y160L0 (Capacity: 152.67 GB)

USB Devices Linux 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ehci_hcd VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 00:10.3
USB UHCI Root Hub d800
USB UHCI Root Hub d400
USB UHCI Root Hub d000
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post Aug 10 2004, 10:29 PM
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I tried make stop, and then edit the file to no avail.
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post Aug 10 2004, 11:26 PM
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that means that someone had that file open in vi before and closed the window without exiting the file.

The name of the file is .local-host-names.swp ... so issue the command (from the directory that contains the file):

rm -rf .local-host-names.swp

(NOT rm -rf local-host-names.swp, do not forget the leading dot . )


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post Aug 11 2004, 09:37 AM
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Thanks. That took care of that problem. I did not find the mail user list in that file however, I found it in virtusertable.
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