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# 1  
Old 03-22-2001

Hey Guys I need help quick!

Our regular SYSOP is ill and I've been assigned
the job of creating a usage report.

I've got to figure out who has logged on in the
last month and how long they were logged on.

# 2  
Old 03-22-2001
Use the 'last' command.
# 3  
Old 03-22-2001
Not much help

The 'last' command doesn't help much since I need
to have a summary of each user's total time online
and number of logins for an entire month.

The previous report looked like this:

time #logins
ab 3:17:29 23
val                       73:58:12             82

I'm pretty sure it wasn't created by a script.

# 4  
Old 03-22-2001
The 'last' command doesn't help much since I need to have a summary of each user's total time online and number of logins for an entire month.
Really? On my systems, last provides the username, when they logged in, from where, on what tty, when they logged off, and total time spent logged in (so you dont have to calculate yourself).

Seems like this fits your needs. You would have to either write a script, or add the totals by hand to get the output you want.
# 5  
Old 03-22-2001
PxT is correct. Here are some examples:

root pts/0 Thu Mar 22 20:30 still logged in
root pts/0 Wed Mar 21 22:11 - 00:31 (02:19)
root pts/0 Wed Mar 21 17:21 - 18:38 (01:16)
root pts/0 Wed Mar 21 09:05 - 14:08 (05:02)
root pts/1 Tue Mar 20 22:23 - 01:22 (02:58)

I think last works quite nicely and more details can come from either a wrapper script or the command line switches for last (man on last for details)
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