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LASTCOMM(1)                  BSD Reference Manual                  LASTCOMM(1)

     lastcomm - show last commands executed in reverse order

     lastcomm [-f file] [command ...] [user ...] [terminal ...]

     Lastcomm gives information on previously executed commands.  With no ar-
     guments, lastcomm prints information about all the commands recorded dur-
     ing the current accounting file's lifetime.


     -f file     Read from file rather than the default accounting file.

     If called with arguments, only accounting entries with a matching command
     name, user name, or terminal name are printed.  So, for example:

           lastcomm a.out root ttyd0

     would produce a listing of all the executions of commands named a.out by
     user root on the terminal ttyd0.

     For each process entry, the following are printed.

           o   The name of the user who ran the process.
           o   Flags, as accumulated by the accounting facilities in the sys-
           o   The command name under which the process was called.
           o   The amount of cpu time used by the process (in seconds).
           o   The time the process exited.

     The flags are encoded as follows: ``S'' indicates the command was execut-
     ed by the super-user, ``F'' indicates the command ran after a fork, but
     without a following exec,  ``C'' indicates the command was run in PDP-11
     compatibility mode (VAX only), ``D'' indicates the command terminated
     with the generation of a core file, and ``X'' indicates the command was
     terminated with a signal.

     /var/account/acct  Default accounting file.

     last(1),  sigvec(2),  acct(5),  core(5)

     The lastcomm command appeared in 3.0BSD.

3rd Berkeley Distribution        June 6, 1993                                1