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Old 05-31-2003, 11:34 PM   #1
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using who again ?


I am the only user ever on my home computer and i have redhat 8, So when i type "who -q" in the console should i see more than one of my names logged in, I currectly see 4 of my names, why?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 11:47 PM   #2
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One for each x terminal + your login, perhaps?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 12:06 AM   #3
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Dont understand

why would there be 3 x terminals and one login?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 12:31 AM   #4
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I don't know, I was just guessing from the info you posted. I would have to know all the virtual terminals and x terminals and other stuff that you were running at the moment in time that you noticed 4 of you logged in.

If you open an x terminal, you will see another you as user and it will vanish when you close it.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 05:45 AM   #5
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Like you, I am the only one who uses mine,

I usually have gkrellm running and I also wondered why I had 2 or 3 users showing.

It was explained to me that it is to do with the various applications running - some of which may be background stuff.

When I tried the "who" command it just said that I was logged in the 2 or 3 times (and not what I was logged into).

when I opened another app or console the number would increase, but when I closed everything, the number DIDN'T, go down, so I am presuming that it showed what I was "into" as well as where I had been (though as yet I don't know what the command is to find the "history"). The only time it would change is when I logged out of the system.

Hope this makes sense!

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John
 
  


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