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utmp_register — make entries in the utmp/wtmp database


utmp_register [-ADUWe] [-h host] [-l user] [ -p id1] [-s id2] [-t tty] [ -u utmpfile] [-w wtmpfile]


utmp_register is a helper program for programs which do not want to do the UTMP/WTMP handling within themselves.


Add entry.
Delete entry.
Perform operation on the utmp file.
Perform operation on the wtmp file.
Encode PID into the "ut_id" field.
-h host
Host field.
-l user
User field.
-t tty
TTY field.
-p pid
Unique ID 1
-s session
Unique ID 2.
-u file
Path to the utmp file, defaults to /var/run/utmp.
-w file
Path to wtmp file, defaults to /var/log/wtmp.
-A and -D can be specified together, in which case an entry is added and instantly removed again (utmp), or a login of duration zero is recorded (wtmp).

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2008-02-06 hxtools