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UTMPDUMP(1) - man page online | user commands

Dump UTMP and WTMP files in raw format.

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NAME

utmpdump - dump UTMP and WTMP files in raw format

SYNOPSIS

utmpdump [options] [filename]

DESCRIPTION

utmpdump is a simple program to dump UTMP and WTMP files in raw format, so they can be examined. utmpdump reads from stdin unless a filename is passed.

OPTIONS

-f, --follow Output appended data as the file grows. -o, --output file Write command output to file instead of standard output. -r, --reverse Undump, write back edited login information into the utmp or wtmp files. -V, --version Display version information and exit. -h, --help Display help text and exit.

NOTES

utmpdump can be useful in cases of corrupted utmp or wtmp entries. It can dump out utmp/wtmp to an ASCII file, which can then be edited to remove bogus entries, and reinte‐ grated using: utmpdump -r < ascii_file > wtmp But be warned, utmpdump was written for debugging purposes only.

BUGS

You may not use the -r option, as the format for the utmp/wtmp files strongly depends on the input format. This tool was not written for normal use, but for debugging only.

AUTHOR

Michael Krapp

SEE ALSO

last(1), w(1), who(1), utmp(5)

AVAILABILITY

The utmpdump command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive ⟨ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/⟩.
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utmpdump(1) referred by getutmp(3) | utmp(5)
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