View Logged On Users

General Information

A useful administrative tool is to see what users are logged onto the server. Another tool not only shows who is logged on, but it also shows what programs they are running.


  1. A SSH client that supports ANSI colors such as puTTy or SecureCRT (if you aren’t on the box).

users Usage

The simplest command to display the logged on users is the following:

 # users jon 

This command only displays the usernames of logged on users — nothing more.

who Usage

If you want to see more information about each logon, execute:

 # who jon ttyp0 Nov 8 10:47 ( 

Here you can see the username, nike air huarache soldes what tty they are using, chaussure adidas their log on timestamp, nike tn and finally the IP address they are connecting from.

w Usage

A more useful utility will display more information about the users when executed:

 # w 10:47AM up 11 days, 1:40, 1 user, nike air max 2017 pas cher load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE WHAT jon p0 10:47AM - w 

As you can see, nike air max thea the first line is the equivalent to the uptime(1) command. bottes ugg bailey button pas cher Following that, You will get a heading row to describe the real output. As you can see, w(1) displays the username, bottes ugg australia pas cher the tty they are using, nike air max 1 where they are connecting from, the log on timestamp, air jordan 14 retro how long they have been idle, and finally, what program(s) they are using.

While all of these commands are useful for seeing who is logged on, ugg olsen it is important to give only administrative users access to them.

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