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Old 08-30-2004, 04:50 PM   #1
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Multiple users with the same name...users command

This is probably a very simple question. Why is it when I type "users" in the command line, it shows my user name 2-5 times? Thanks.
Old 08-30-2004, 05:26 PM   #2
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"users" will print each user with a login session somewhere on the system. If you login to X in normal multi-user mode, then pull up a terminal window, you'll see yourself twice or so. (refer to 'info users' on a command line, if you have it available to you.)
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That is how many times the user is logged into the host.

Normally this is read from /var/run/utmp

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