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#1 2023-11-29 17:40:55

m3nhir
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[solved] "last" command does not update

Running the "last" command from shell this does not return me the user logins updated, but only some time ago, almost a month old. What do I need to do to update that report? or is there an alternative command to find out which users are last logged in.
Thanks

Last edited by m3nhir (2023-11-29 21:52:46)


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#2 2023-11-29 18:25:04

dogknowsnx
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Re: [solved] "last" command does not update

Check whether it's only truncated due to your terminal's scrollback limit:

last | head -n 10

EDIT:
or

last | less

for that matter...

Last edited by dogknowsnx (2023-11-29 18:38:55)


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#3 2023-11-29 19:37:03

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Re: [solved] "last" command does not update

Can we see

stat /var/log/wtmp

As for alternatives, see this horribly hacky script example: https://forum.openwrt.org/t/last-comman … ve/98548/4

Don't know of any other equivalent commands though.

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#4 2023-11-29 21:52:01

m3nhir
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Re: [solved] "last" command does not update

Thanks for your help, to check the latest accesses I used:

 last -F -n 10

I tried running it as root, indicating the user and it worked fine.
After I ran it as a normal user it gave me the correct data. I didn't understand the anomaly at first but I solved it.


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