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LOGWTMP(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		    LOGWTMP(3)

NAME
     logwtmp --	append a new record to the wtmp	file

LIBRARY
     System Utilities Library (libutil,	-lutil)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <libutil.h>

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

DESCRIPTION
     The function logwtmp() tries to append a new record to the	wtmp(5)	file,
     using the provided	arguments line,	name, and host,	and the	current	time.

     If	the length of the hostname string host is longer than what would fit
     into the hostname field of	the wtmp(5) file, it will first	be attempted
     to	convert	it into	a numerical IP address using gethostbyname(3).	Fail-
     ing this, the hostname will be recorded as	"invalid hostname".

     The calling process must have permission to write to the wtmp(5) file.

RETURN VALUES
     None.

SEE ALSO
     gethostbyname(3), login(3), wtmp(5)

FreeBSD	9.3		       December	29, 1996		   FreeBSD 9.3

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