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Old 07-15-2003, 01:35 PM   #1
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What gets logged to wtmp and how would you read it? When I try reading it with vi i get hex entries. And wtmp.1 gives gibberish. Is there a certain program used to view this log?
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Login and logout info, use the "last" command to see it.
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Old 07-15-2003, 01:55 PM   #3
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Ahhhh, thanks a lot.
Old 05-19-2011, 04:10 AM   #4
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utmpdump /var/log/wtmp | less ---> To review recent logins. If the login is from a remote location, it will be associated with a specific IP address outside your network.
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/usr/lib/acct/fwtmp < /var/adm/wtmp > /tmp/abc.out

You can read the abc.out file (plain english)
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