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LOGIN(3)                   Library Functions Manual                   LOGIN(3)

NAME
     login, logout, logwtmp -- login utility functions

LIBRARY
     System Utilities Library (libutil, -lutil)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;util.h>&gt;

     void
     login(struct utmp *ut);

     int
     logout(const char *line);

     void
     logwtmp(const char *line, const char *name, const char *host);

DESCRIPTION
     The login(), logout(), and logwtmp() functions operate on the database of
     current users in /var/run/utmp and on the logfile /var/log/wtmp of logins
     and logouts.

     The login() function updates the /var/run/utmp and /var/log/wtmp files
     with user information contained in ut.

     The logout() function removes the entry from /var/run/utmp corresponding
     to the device line.

     The logwtmp() function adds an entry to /var/log/wtmp.  Since login()
     will add the appropriate entry for /var/log/wtmp during a login,
     logwtmp() is usually used for logouts.

RETURN VALUES
     logout() returns non-zero if it was able to find and delete an entry for
     line, and zero if there is no entry for line in /var/run/utmp.

FILES
     /dev/*
     /etc/ttys
     /var/run/utmp
     /var/log/wtmp

SEE ALSO
     utmp(5)

NetBSD 6.1.5                   December 14, 1995                  NetBSD 6.1.5