MirOS Manual: login(3), logout(3), logwtmp(3)

LOGIN(3)                   BSD Programmer's Manual                    LOGIN(3)

NAME

     login, logout, logwtmp - login utility functions

SYNOPSIS

     #include <utmp.h>
     #include <util.h>

     void
     login(struct utmp *ut);

     int
     logout(const char *line);

     void
     logwtmp(const char *line, const char *name, const char *host);

DESCRIPTION

     The login(), logout(), and logwtmp() functions operate on the database of
     current users in /var/run/utmp and on the logfile /var/log/wtmp of logins
     and logouts.

     The login() function updates the /var/run/utmp and /var/log/wtmp files
     with user information contained in ut.

     The logout() function removes the entry from /var/run/utmp corresponding
     to the device line.

     The logwtmp() function adds an entry to /var/log/wtmp. Since login() will
     add the appropriate entry for /var/log/wtmp during a login, logwtmp() is
     usually used for logouts.

RETURN VALUES

     logout() returns non-zero if it was able to find and delete an entry for
     line, and zero if there is no entry for line in /var/run/utmp.

FILES

     /dev/*
     /etc/ttys
     /var/run/utmp
     /var/log/wtmp

SEE ALSO

     utmp(5)

MirOS BSD #10-current         December 14, 1995                              1

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