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Old 09-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Why does the "w" command output count the logged out user?

I have logged in from tty6, then logged out, now executing the "w" command from a terminal inside unity gives the following output

mark@mark-Latitude-D620:~$ w
 19:27:19 up  2:40,  3 users,  load average: 0.41, 0.61, 0.46
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
mark     tty7                      16:47    2:39m  5:06   0.22s gnome-session -
mark     pts/2    :0.0             19:13    7.00s  0.30s  0.00s w
isn't the command suppose to list only the logged in users?


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open up a few more terminals
it will show you one for each


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