LASTCOMMSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: 1995 October 31
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NAMElastcomm - print out information about previously executed commands.
[ user-name ... ]
[ terminal-name ... ]
[ --strict-match ]
[ -f filename | --file filename ]
[ --user name ] [ --command name ] [ --tty name ]
[ --debug ] [ -V | --version ] [ -h | --help ]
lastcomm prints out information about previously executed commands. If no arguments are specified, lastcomm will print info about all of the commands in acct (the record file). If called with one or more of command-name, user-name, or terminal-name, only records containing those items will be displayed. For example, to find out which users used command `a.out' and which users were logged into `tty0', type:
This will print any entry for which `a.out' or `tty0' matches in any of the record's fields (command, name, or terminal). If you want to find only items that match *all* of the arguments on the command line, you must use the '-strict-match' option. For example, to list all of the executions of command a.out by user root on terminal tty0, type:
The order of the arguments is not important.
For each entry the following information is printed:
+ command name of the process
+ flags, as recorded by the system accounting routines:
S -- command executed by super-user
F -- command executed after a fork but without a following exec
C -- command run in PDP-11 compatibility mode (VAX only)
D -- command terminated with the generation of a core file
X -- command was terminated with the signal SIGTERM
+ the name of the user who ran the process
+ time the process exited
OPTIONS. .PD 0
- Print only entries that match *all* of the arguments on the command line.
- --user name
- List records for user with name. This is useful if you're trying to match a username that happens to be the same as a command (e.g., ed ).
- --command name
- List records for command name.
- --tty name
- List records for tty name.
- -f filename, --file filename
- Read from the file filename instead of acct
- Print verbose internal information.
- -V, --version
- Print the version number of lastcomm.
- -h, --help
Prints the usage string and default locations of system files to
standard output and exits.
AUTHORThe GNU accounting utilities were written by Noel Cragg <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The man page was adapted from the accounting texinfo page by Susan Kleinmann <email@example.com>.
SEE ALSOlast(1), acct(5)