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

NAME
last -- indicate last logins of users and ttys SYNOPSIS
last [-n] [-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 ses- sion is still continuing or was cut short by a crash or shutdown, last will so indicate. -n Limits the report to n lines. -h host Host names may be names or internet numbers. -t tty Specify the tty. Tty names may be given fully or abbreviated, for example, ``last -t 03'' is equivalent to ``last -t tty03''. 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. SEE ALSO
lastcomm(1), utmpx(5), ac(8) HISTORY
Last appeared in 3.0BSD. 4th Berkeley Distribution June 6, 1993 4th Berkeley Distribution

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last(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   last(1)

Name
       last - indicate last logins of users and teletypes

Syntax
       last [-N] [name...] [tty...]

Description
       The  command  looks  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 can be  given  fully  or	abbreviated.   For
       example `last 0' is the same as `last tty0'.

       If  multiple  arguments are given, the information that applies to any of the arguments is printed.  For example, `last root console' lists
       all of "root's" sessions as well as all sessions on the console terminal.

       The command prints 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 on which the session took place.  If the session is ongoing or was cut short by a reboot,
       indicates that this is so.

       The pseudo-user reboot logs in at reboots of the system.  Therefore, the following example gives an indication of mean time between reboot:
       last reboot

       The command with no arguments prints a record of all logins and logouts, in reverse order.

       If is interrupted, it indicates how far the search has progressed in If interrupted with a quit signal (generated by a <CTRL/E>)  indicates
       how far the search has progressed so far, and the search continues.

Options
       -N   Limits the number of output lines to the specified number.

Files
       /usr/adm/wtmp
			   login data base

       /usr/adm/shutdownlog
			   records that shutdowns occurred and why

See Also
       wtmp(5), ac(8), lastcomm(1)

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