How to change the /var/log/wtmp file permissions from default (664) to whatever we want?

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  • Need to change the permission permanently for /var/log/wtmp
  • If I change the permission for /var/log/wtmp file in the logrotate.conf file then it gets reverted to default following the reboot.
  • Permission for /var/log/wtmp is getting changed. Why?


  • RHEL 7.1
  • permissions

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