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WHO(1)                     OpenBSD Reference Manual                     WHO(1)

NAME
     who - display who is logged in

SYNOPSIS
     who [-mqTuH] [file]
     who am i

DESCRIPTION
     The who utility displays a list of all users currently logged on, showing
     for each user the login name, tty name, the date and time of login, and
     hostname if not local.

     The options are as follows:

     -m      Only print information about the current terminal.  This is the
             POSIX way of saying who am i.

     -q      (Quick.)  List only the names and the number of users currently
             logged on.  When this option is used, all other options are ig-
             nored.

     -T      Print a character after the user name indicating the state of the
             terminal line: `+' if the terminal is writable; `-' if it is not;
             and `?' if a bad line is encountered.

     -u      Print the idle time for each user.

     -H      Write column headings above the regular output.

     am I    Returns the invoker's real user name.

     file    By default, who gathers information from the file /var/run/utmp.
             An alternate file may be specified which is usually /var/log/wtmp
             (or /var/log/wtmp.[0-6] depending on site policy as wtmp can grow
             quite large and daily versions may or may not be kept around af-
             ter compression by ac(8)). The wtmp file contains a record of ev-
             ery login, logout, crash, shutdown and date change since wtmp was
             last truncated or created.

     If /var/log/wtmp is being used as the file, the user name may be empty or
     one of the special characters `|', `}', and `~'. Logouts produce an out-
     put line without any user name.  For more information on the special
     characters, see utmp(5).

FILES
     /var/run/utmp
     /var/log/wtmp
     /var/log/wtmp.[0-6]

SEE ALSO
     last(1), mesg(1), users(1), getuid(2), utmp(5)

STANDARDS
     The who utility is expected to conform to IEEE Std1003.2-1992
     (``POSIX.2'').

HISTORY
     A who utility appeared in Version 3 AT&T UNIX.

OpenBSD 3.1                    December 6, 1994                              1

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