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Commands to monitor other user's activity

What commands would you recommend in order to monitor things like when a user logs on to a server, assuming you know that user's name on the server?
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Old 11-30-2009
i always recommended following commands
finger -l
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Old 11-30-2009
w - for info on users currently logged on.

last - shows the last few logins, what time date logged on/off

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