last Linux Commands

What is Linux last Command?

Explanation

last COMMAND:

last command is used to display the last logged in users list. Last logged in users informations are read from the file /var/log/wtmp.

SYNTAX :


last [options]

OPTIONS:


-n Specify how many lines to show.
-R Suppresses the display of the hostname field.
-x Display the system shutdown entries and run level changes.
-a Display the hostname in the last column. Useful in combination with the next flag.

EXAMPLE:


  1. last

    Displays the last logged in users list.
  2. last -x

    Displays the logged in users list with shutdown entries and run level changes.

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