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Old 08-10-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
lothario
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last -a


When the "last -a" command is issued:
Code:
bob      pts/0        Mon Aug 10 12:41   still logged in    192.168.4.14
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 11:20   still logged in
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 11:20 - 11:20  (00:00)
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 11:12 - 11:18  (00:06)
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 11:12 - 11:12  (00:00)
reboot   system boot  Mon Aug 10 11:10 - 12:43  (01:33)     2.6.24-24-server
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 10:44 - down   (00:24)
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 10:44 - 10:44  (00:00)
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 10:43 - 10:44  (00:01)
So what "down" exactly mean?
Did jimmy do a shutdown?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by lothario View Post
When the "last -a" command is issued:
Code:
bob      pts/0        Mon Aug 10 12:41   still logged in    192.168.4.14
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 11:20   still logged in
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 11:20 - 11:20  (00:00)
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 11:12 - 11:18  (00:06)
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 11:12 - 11:12  (00:00)
reboot   system boot  Mon Aug 10 11:10 - 12:43  (01:33)     2.6.24-24-server
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 10:44 - down   (00:24)
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 10:44 - 10:44  (00:00)
jimmy  tty1         Mon Aug 10 10:43 - 10:44  (00:01)
So what "down" exactly mean?
Did jimmy do a shutdown?
I would guess jimmy was still logged in when the system rebooted.
 
  


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