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last(1)                          User Commands                         last(1)



NAME
       last - display login and logout information about users and terminals

SYNOPSIS
       last [-a] [-n number | -number]  [-f filename] [name | tty] ...

DESCRIPTION
       The  last  command  looks in the /var/adm/wtmpx file, which records all
       logins and logouts, for information about a user, a  terminal,  or  any
       group  of users and terminals. Arguments specify names of users or ter-
       minals of interest. If multiple arguments are  given,  the  information
       applicable  to  any of the arguments is printed. For example, last root
       console lists all of root's sessions, as well as all  sessions  on  the
       console terminal. last displays the sessions of the specified users and
       terminals, most recent first, indicating the times at which the session
       began,  the duration of the session, and the terminal on which the ses-
       sion took place. last also indicates whether the session is  continuing
       or was cut short by a reboot.

       The  pseudo-user reboot logs in when the system is shutdown and when it
       reboots. Thus,

       last reboot

       gives an approximate record of when the operating system  instance  was
       shutdown and when it rebooted. This can be used to calculate the avail-
       ability of the operating system over time.

       last with no arguments displays a record of all logins and logouts,  in
       reverse order.

       If  last is interrupted, it indicates how far the search has progressed
       in /var/adm/wtmpx. If interrupted with a quit signal  (generated  by  a
       CTRL-\),  last  indicates  how  far the search has progressed, and then
       continues the search.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -a                              Displays the hostname in the last  col-
                                       umn.



       -f filename                     Uses   filename  as  the  name  of  the
                                       accounting     file     instead      of
                                       /var/adm/wtmpx.



       -n number|-number               Limits  the number of entries displayed
                                       to  that  specified  by  number.  These
                                       options   are  identical;  the  -number
                                       option is provided as a transition tool
                                       only and is removed in future releases.



ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       Date  and  time  format  is  based  on  locale specified by the LC_ALL,
       LC_TIME, or LANG environments, in that order of priority.

FILES
       /var/adm/wtmpx          accounting file



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWesu


SEE ALSO
       utmpx(4), attributes(5)



SunOS 5.10                        24 Jul 2004                          last(1)