solaris >> lastlog in /var/adm

by Dolphin » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 08:43:36 GMT


There is this file in /var/adm/lastlog. I would like to know how to
read it, any pointer is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

solaris >> lastlog in /var/adm

by webigh86 » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 11:14:39 GMT

I think your better off using the 'last' command as it displays data
in a more readable format. Examples include:

# man last
# last
# last shutdown
# last login
# last root
# last reboot

solaris >> lastlog in /var/adm

by andrew » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 16:35:51 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

last(1) doesn't display /var/adm/lastlog at all.
The only command which does is finger(1).
Other than that, it's used by login, sshd, pam modules, and the like.

The file is a (sparse) array of struct lastlog (/usr/include/lastlog.h)
indexed by uid. Hence it can appear very big if you have large uids, but
it should be a sparse file (unless copied by anything which doesn't
preserve sparse files).

Andrew Gabriel
[email address is not usable -- followup in the newsgroup]

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