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Old 10-27-2009
The "fwtmp" program is supplied with most mainstream unix systems as part of unix System Accounting. If "man last" doesn't lead to "man wtmp" and thence to "man fwtmp" then I'd suspect that it is not supplied.

Might not exist on Linux varieties - anybody know either way?
# 9  
Old 10-28-2009

Originally Posted by peterro
That's pretty cool. What OS is that applicable to? Also, what OS is the original post using?
It shoult be suited for linux. I have been using linux server over putty. And it shows that there's SuSE.
It is probably easier to work with the raw wtmp file than with "last" if only because "last" is always in reverse chronological order.
I'm assuming that you want to do this in shell rather than a "C".

I will have to make it with "last" command and if "last" is always in reverse chronological order then let it be reversed. I need to make it as a shell not in "C".

Last edited by vassu; 10-28-2009 at 08:17 AM..
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Old 10-28-2009
I have fwtmp on my Solaris systems but it's not on any of our Linux boxes.

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