Manual page for LAST(1)
last - indicate last logins of users and teletypes
will look back in the
file which records all logins and logouts for information about
a user, a teletype or any group of users and teletypes.
Arguments specify names of users or teletypes of interest.
Names of teletypes may be given fully or abbreviated.
For example `last 0' is the same as `last tty0'.
If multiple arguments are given, the information which applies
to any of the arguments is printed. For example `last root console'
would list all of "root's" sessions as well as all sessions
on the console terminal.
will print the sessions of the specified users and teletypes,
most recent first, indicating the times at which the session
began, the duration of the session, and the teletype which the
session took place on.
If the session is still continuing or was cut short by a reboot,
logs in at reboots of the system, thus
will give an indication of mean time between reboot.
with no arguments prints a record of all logins and logouts, in
option limits the report to N lines.
is interrupted, it indicates how far the search has progressed
If interrupted with a quit signal
(generated by a control-\)
indicates how far the search has progressed so far, and the
/usr/adm/wtmp login data base
/usr/adm/shutdownlog which records shutdowns and reasons for same
wtmp(5), ac(8), lastcomm(1)
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97