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Old 01-16-2012
is there a command to see when the last time a user has been online if they arent?

When I use who it shows who is online and from what time they logged in but is there a way I can see the last time someone was logged on if they aren't online? Is it with the who command?
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Old 01-16-2012
Yes last command, look at the man pages!
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Old 01-16-2012
if you want to filter out the last time alone then use:
Code:
last |head -1

Code:
pandeeswaran@ubuntu:~$ last |head -1
pandeesw pts/0        :0               Mon Jan 16 13:13   still logged in

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Old 01-16-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by pandeesh
if you want to filter out the last time alone then use:
Code:
last |head -1

Code:
pandeeswaran@ubuntu:~$ last |head -1
pandeesw pts/0        :0               Mon Jan 16 13:13   still logged in

thank you

im writing a script that displays the last time the user has been on and a quick question here

Currently it displays the last time the user has been on but multiple times, will using head -1 limit it to one? I have tried head -1 and it returns nothing in the script

Code:
 last | grep $1 | awk '{print $1 "is not online and last logged in" $5 "" $6 "" $9"" $10}'

the $1 is the input from the user
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Old 01-16-2012
Try this:
Code:
last $1 |head -1| awk '{print $1 "is not online and last logged in" $5 "" $6 "" $9"" $10}'

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Old 01-16-2012
Why use grep user when you can give the user name as argument to last?
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Old 01-16-2012
If you really wants to use grep , then try this:
Code:
last -w|grep $1

 

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