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Old 01-21-2008, 07:24 AM   #1
arun.tayal
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How to know about last used terminal


Dear All,

I want to know the last virtual terminal number at which i was working.
Suppose initally i am working on virtual terminal 2 (using <Alt><ctrl>F2)
and then I switch to virtual terminal 7 (using <Alt><ctrl>F7) , then what should i do to know that my previous terminal was Virtual terminal 2.

Is there any command or set of command by which i could know this?

Thanks & Regards
Arun Tayal
 
Old 01-21-2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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Alright, I don't know exactly how to do this, but it is possible, therefore it may take a little research on your part.

When you log into a vty (virtual terminal - Ctrl+Alt+F2) for instance, and then you switch over to another one, vty3 for instance, and you log in there, you will see "user previously logged on to tty2 at [time stamp]".
 
Old 01-21-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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The last command displays previous logins.

If you are interested in a specific user, type

last username

To check logins from certain terminal(s), replace num with a number

last ttynum

Code:
last tty1
This example will show logins from terminal 1.

for more options, type man last


Note: Some distros use different names for terminals.
Arch linux, for example uses vc for it's terminal name.

Last edited by dv502; 01-21-2008 at 10:44 AM.
 
  


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