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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 ac-
				       counting	     file      instead	    of
				       /var/adm/wtmpx.

       -n number|-number	       Limits  the number of entries displayed
				       to that specified by number. These  op-
				       tions 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:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWesu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       utmpx(4), attributes(5)

SunOS 5.10			  24 Jul 2004			       last(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | FILES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO

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