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LAST(1) 			   BSD General Commands Manual				  LAST(1)

NAME
     last -- indicate last logins of users and ttys

SYNOPSIS
     last [-n] [-f file] [-h host] [-t tty] [user ...]

DESCRIPTION
     Last will list the sessions of specified users, ttys, and hosts, in reverse time order.
     Each line of output contains the user name, the tty from which the session was conducted,
     any hostname, the start and stop times for the session, and the duration of the session.  If
     the session is still continuing or was cut short by a crash or shutdown, last will so indi-
     cate.

     -f file	 Last reads the file file instead of the default, /var/log/wtmp.

     -n 	 Limits the report to n lines.

     -t tty	 Specify the tty.  Tty names may be given fully or abbreviated, for example,
		 ``last -t 03'' is equivalent to ``last -t tty03''.

     -h host	 Host names may be names or internet numbers.

     If multiple arguments are given, the information which applies to any of the arguments is
     printed, e.g., ``last root -t console'' would list all of ``root's'' sessions as well as all
     sessions on the console terminal. If no users, hostnames or terminals are specified, last
     prints a record of all logins and logouts.

     The pseudo-user reboot logs in at reboots of the system, thus ``last reboot'' will give an
     indication of mean time between reboot.

     If last is interrupted, it indicates to what date the search has progressed.  If interrupted
     with a quit signal last indicates how far the search has progressed and then continues.

FILES
     /var/log/wtmp  login data base

SEE ALSO
     lastcomm(1), utmp(5), ac(8)

HISTORY
     Last appeared in 3.0BSD.

4th Berkeley Distribution		   June 6, 1993 		4th Berkeley Distribution
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