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Print an utmp file in human-readable format.

DUMP-UTMP(8)                         GNU Accounting Utilities                        DUMP-UTMP(8)

NAME dump-utmp - print an utmp file in human-readable format.
SYNOPSIS dump-acct [-r|--reverse] [-R|--raw] [-n|--num recs] [-h|--help] [ files]
DESCRIPTION dump-acct filename prints a list of all logins. This list is usually written in /var/log/wtmp. All fields are separated by vertical line. Fields are: user name, tty, type, id, pid, hostaddr, host, time.
OPTIONS -h, --help Prints the usage string and default locations of system files to standard output and exits. -n, --num recs Number of lines to print. -r, --reverse Start printing from last records. -R, --raw Print raw records, not human-readable.
FILES wtmp The system wide login record file. See wtmp(5) for further details.
SEE ALSO login(1), wtmp(5), init(8), sa(8).
AUTHOR The GNU accounting utilities were written by Noel Cragg <>. This manual page was written by Ognyan Kulev <> and updated by Daniel Baumann <> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
6.5.1 2006-04-22 DUMP-UTMP(8)
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dump-utmp(8) referred by acctdump(8)
refer to login(1) | sa(8) | utmp(5)