MirBSD manpage: who(1)

WHO(1)                       BSD Reference Manual                       WHO(1)


     who - display who is logged in


     who [-HmqTu] [file]
     who am i


     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:

     -H      Write column headings above the regular output.

     -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-

     -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.

     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
             after compression by ac(8)). The wtmp file contains a record of
             every 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 char-
     acters, see utmp(5).




     last(1), mesg(1), users(1), w(1), getuid(2), utmp(5)


     The who utility is expected to conform to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992


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

MirBSD #10-current             December 6, 1994                              1

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