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Old 02-06-2004, 10:00 PM   #1
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How can I force other users to log out?

I've been using the PuTTY client to administer my linux desktop from around the house (on my wife's wireless laptop) a lot lately.

Yesterday I noticed from a "users" command that there are about 5 old logons still sitting around logged in. A couple are root, a couple are my logon, and one is a 3rd logon we have in the system.

How can I force those users to exit/logout?

Are they left hanging around because I had been typing "exit" to leave PuTTY, or maybe from shutting PuTTY down without even typing exit?

I've looked through the man pages quite a lot now, and done various apropos searches, but with no luck finding the right administrative command.


Old 02-06-2004, 11:11 PM   #2
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you probably will have to kill the process ID (PID) manually for each one you can identify.
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What I usually do is 'ps aux | grep bash' and kill the user's bash session.


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