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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

last

Synopsis

last [options] [users]

Lists information about current and previous login sessions, including username and duration of each session. Sessions are listed one per line, newest first. To view only sessions from select users, specify those usernames in users.

Options

-f file

Read from log file instead of /var/log/wtemp, the default.

-h host

Report only on those sessions initiated from machine host.

- n

Display only the first n lines of output.

-t tty

Report only on those sessions initiated from device tty. To list Aqua logins, for example, specify console for tty.

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