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UTXRM(8)                FreeBSD System Manager's Manual               UTXRM(8)

NAME
     utxrm - remove sessions from the user accounting database

SYNOPSIS
     utxrm identifier ...

DESCRIPTION
     The utxrm utility can be used to remove stale sessions from the user
     accounting database, by referring to their identifier.  Stale sessions
     can occur if a login service exits prematurely or fails to remove the
     session from the accounting database.

     Utilities such as w(1) will not display the identifier corresponding with
     a login session, since its value is typically only of use by the process
     managing the record.  The following command can be used to obtain all
     records from the user accounting database's active session table,
     including its identifiers:

           getent utmpx active

     Identifiers can either be supplied in hexadecimal form as displayed by
     getent(1), or as a string if the identifier allows such a representation.

     Because this utility requires write-access to the user accounting
     database, its use is limited to the super-user.

SEE ALSO
     getent(1), w(1), pututxline(3)

HISTORY
     The utxrm utility appeared in FreeBSD 9.0.

AUTHORS
     Ed Schouten <ed@FreeBSD.org>

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE        February 19, 2011       FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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