downtimed is a program that monitors operating system downtime, uptime, shutdowns, and crashes and records such events. At OS startup it logs information about previous downtime. It then periodically updates a time stamp file on the disk, which is used to determine the approximate time when the system was last up and running. During a graceful system shutdown, it records a time stamp in another file. The downtimes(1) command line tool can be used to inspect records of past downtime.
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Release Notes: This version implements minor new features as well as compatibility fixes on FreeBSD 9 and GNU/Hurd.
Release Notes: This is yet another bug fix and portability enhancement release. A bug that prevented time stamp files from being created if the -S option was given to downtimed has been fixed. The software should be now compatible with RHEL/CentOS 5 and Solaris as well as with some other systems lacking some modern interfaces. OpenBSD and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD compatibility has been improved. An openSUSE startup script has been added. Other minor bug fixes and improvements were made.
Release Notes: This is a bugfix and portability enhancement release. It introduces support for OpenBSD and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Backwards lseek(2) was changed to forward lseek(2) to avoid strange bugs on some systems. The downtimed(8) daemon no longer creates its data directory: instead it should be created by the system administrator or package maintainer. There were some minor bug and style fixes.
Release Notes: This version introduces support for Mac OS X. It also fixes manual page formatting on several OSes. GNU/Linux users do not need to upgrade.
Release Notes: Downtimed version 0.2 has been released. The most notable new feature is the downtime database and the downtimes(1) command line tool, which can be used to inspect past downtime records.