Is it safe to delete (or clear) /dev/tty12
I have only semi-basic linux experience (I use to run some old RedHat distros in college for C development, but havent used any linux distros in years).
At our office, we have some linux servers but no one with skills to maintain them. I volunteered to take a look at them.
We have a gentoo box which is using vservers (Im not really familiar with gentoo, or vservers). I can get into our virtual servers, and one of them seems to have a 16gig /dev/tty12 file. This is causing disk space problems on that vserver.
From what I remember (and have googled), all of the tty* files represent the console, and virtual consoles. When I "cat tty12 | more", I can see indeed it is log entries (from what I think is an LDAP server).
Is it safe for me to delete the /dev/tty12 file to free up the 16gig of space its using? Or is there a proper way to clear tty12?
I tried rebooting the vserver with "shutdown -r now", but when I log back into it the tty12 is still 16gig.
Can anyone tell me if its safe to clear the tty12 contents (maybe with a "tail -10 > /dev/tty12" command?), or if there is a better/safer way to clear it?