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LAST(1)                   BSD General Commands Manual                  LAST(1)

NAME
     last -- indicate last logins of users and ttys

SYNOPSIS
     last [-n] [-h host] [-t tty] [user ...]

DESCRIPTION
     Last will list the sessions of specified users, ttys, and hosts, in reverse time order.  Each line of
     output contains the user name, the tty from which the session was conducted, any hostname, the start
     and stop times for the session, and the duration of the session.  If the session is still continuing or
     was cut short by a crash or shutdown, last will so indicate.

     -n          Limits the report to n lines.

     -h host     Host names may be names or internet numbers.

     -t tty      Specify the tty.  Tty names may be given fully or abbreviated, for example, ``last -t 03''
                 is equivalent to ``last -t tty03''.

     If multiple arguments are given, the information which applies to any of the arguments is printed,
     e.g., ``last root -t console'' would list all of ``root's'' sessions as well as all sessions on the
     console terminal. If no users, hostnames or terminals are specified, last prints a record of all logins
     and logouts.

     The pseudo-user reboot logs in at reboots of the system, thus ``last reboot'' will give an indication
     of mean time between reboot.

     If last is interrupted, it indicates to what date the search has progressed.  If interrupted with a
     quit signal last indicates how far the search has progressed and then continues.

SEE ALSO
     lastcomm(1), utmpx(5), ac(8)

HISTORY
     Last appeared in 3.0BSD.

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 6, 1993        4th Berkeley Distribution

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