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LASTCOMM(1)		    General Commands Manual		   LASTCOMM(1)

NAME
       lastcomm	-  print out information about previously executed commands.

SYNOPSIS
       lastcomm
	      [	command-name ...  ]
	      [	user-name ...  ]
	      [	terminal-name ...  ]
	      [	--strict-match ]
	      [	-f filename | --file filename ]
	      [	--user name ] [	--command name ] [ --tty name ]
	      [	--debug	] [ -V | --version ] [ -h | --help ]

DESCRIPTION
       lastcomm	prints out information about previously	executed commands.  If
       no arguments are	specified, lastcomm will print info about all  of  the
       commands	in acct	(the record file).  If called with one or more of com-
       mand-name, user-name, or	terminal-name, only records  containing	 those
       items  will  be	displayed.   For example, to find out which users used
       command `a.out' and which users were logged into	`tty0',	type:
				 lastcomm a.out	tty0

       This will print any entry for which `a.out' or `tty0' matches in	any of
       the  record's fields (command, name, or terminal).  If you want to find
       only items that match *all* of the arguments on the command  line,  you
       must  use  the '-strict-match' option.  For example, to list all	of the
       executions of command a.out by user root	on terminal tty0, type:
		       lastcomm	--strict-match a.out root tty0

       The order of the	arguments is not important.

       For each	entry the following information	is printed:
	  + command name of the	process
	  + flags, as recorded by the system accounting	routines:
	       S -- command executed by	super-user
	       F -- command executed after a fork but without a	following exec
	       C -- command run	in PDP-11 compatibility	mode (VAX only)
	       D -- command terminated with the	generation of a	core file
	       X -- command was	terminated with	the signal SIGTERM
	  + the	name of	the user who ran the process
	  + time the process exited

OPTIONS
       --strict-match
	      Print only entries that match *all* of the arguments on the com-
	      mand line.

       --user name
	      List  records for	user with name.	 This is useful	if you're try-
	      ing to match a username that happens to be the same as a command
	      (e.g., ed	).

       --command name
	      List records for command name.

       --tty name
	      List records for tty name.

       -f filename, --file filename
	      Read from	the file filename instead of acct

       --debug
	      Print verbose internal information.

       -V, --version
	      Print the	version	number of lastcomm.

       -h, --help
	      Prints the usage string and default locations of system files to
	      standard output and exits.

FILES
       acct
	      The system wide process accounting file. See  acct(5)  (or  pac-
	      ct(5)) for further details.

AUTHOR
       The   GNU   accounting	utilities   were   written   by	  Noel	 Cragg
       <noel@gnu.ai.mit.edu>. The man page was	adapted	 from  the  accounting
       texinfo page by Susan Kleinmann <sgk@sgk.tiac.net>.

SEE ALSO
       last(1),	acct(5)

				1995 October 31			   LASTCOMM(1)

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