uptime, w - show how long system has been up, and/or who is logged in
and what they are doing
uptime [-hlsuw] [user]
w [-hlsuw] [user]
uptime prints the current time, the length of time the system has been
up, the number of users logged on to the system, and the average
number of jobs in the run queue over the last 1, 5, and 15 minutes for
the active processors.
w is linked to uptime and prints the same output as uptime -w,
displaying a summary of the current activity on the system.
uptime and w recognize the following options:
-h Suppress the first line and the heading line. This option
should not be used with the -u option. This option assumes
the use of the -w option to uptime.
-l Use long output. This option assumes the use of the -w
option to uptime.
-s Use the short form of output for displaying terminal
information. The terminal name is abbreviated; the login
time and CPU times are suppressed.
-u Print only the first line describing the overall state of
the system. This is the default for the uptime command.
-w Print a summary of the current activity on the system for
each user. This is the default for the w command.
produces text resembling the following:
2:30pm up 14days, 2:39, 33 users, load average: 1.71, 1.88,
depending upon the current status of the system.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000
uptime was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 2 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000