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SuSE 11.3 - man page for logwtmp (suse section 3)

UPDWTMP(3)				      Linux Programmer's Manual 				   UPDWTMP(3)

NAME
updwtmp, logwtmp - append an entry to the wtmp file
SYNOPSIS
#include <utmp.h> void updwtmp(const char *wtmp_file, const struct utmp *ut); void logwtmp(const char *line, const char *name, const char *host);
DESCRIPTION
updwtmp() appends the utmp structure ut to the wtmp file. logwtmp() constructs a utmp structure using line, name, host, current time and current process ID. Then it calls updwtmp() to append the structure to the wtmp file.
FILES
/var/log/wtmp database of past user logins
CONFORMING TO
Not in POSIX.1-2001. Present on Solaris, NetBSD, and perhaps other systems.
AVAILABILITY
Both functions are available under glibc2, but not under libc5. However, logwtmp() used to occur in the old libbsd. These days, the logwtmp() function is included in libutil. (Hence you'll need to add -lutil to your compiler command line to get it.)
NOTES
For consistency with the other "utmpx" functions (see getutxent(3)), glibc provides (since version 2.1): #include <utmpx.h> void updwtmpx (const char *wtmpx_file, const struct utmpx *utx); This function performs the same task as updwtmp(), but differs in that it takes a utmpx structure as its last argument.
SEE ALSO
getutxent(3), wtmp(5)
COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.25 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and informa- tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.
GNU
2008-07-02 UPDWTMP(3)


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