lastlog



LASTLOG(8)                                                          LASTLOG(8)




NAME

       lastlog - examine lastlog file


SYNOPSIS

       lastlog [options]


DESCRIPTION

       lastlog formats and prints the contents of the last login log
       /var/log/lastlog file. The
        login-name, port, and last login time will be printed. The default (no
       flags) causes lastlog entries to be printed, sorted by their order in
       /etc/passwd.


OPTIONS

       The options which apply to the lastlog command are:

       -h, --help
              Print help message and exit.

       -t, --time DAYS
              Print the lastlog records more recent than DAYS.

       -u, --user LOGIN
              Print the lastlog record for user with specified LOGIN only.

       The -t flag overrides the use of -u.


       If the user has never logged in the message
        **Never logged in** will be displayed instead of the port and time.


NOTE

       The lastlog file is a database which contains info on the last login of
       each user. You should not rotate it. It is a sparse file, so its size
       on the disk is much smaller than the one shown by ls -l (which can
       indicate a really big file if you have a high UID). You can display its
       real size with ls -s.


FILES

       /var/log/lastlog
              lastlog logging file


CAVEATS

       Large gaps in uid numbers will cause the lastlog program to run longer
       with no output to the screen (i.e. if mmdf=800 and last uid=170,
       program will appear to hang as it processes uid 171-799).


AUTHORS

       Julianne Frances Haugh (jockgrrl@ix.netcom.com)

       Phillip Street



                                  08/10/2005                        LASTLOG(8)

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