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October 1, 2006, 4:51 pm
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I have a terminal that monitors the system and can't be logged out.
usage has to be accounted for on a per user basis. I'd like to
be able to keep
the terminal logged in, but allow for the turnover of
the terminal usage across
Any ideas? I was thinking of modifying xlock so that username and
be entered to unlock the terminal, and a record made of
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Re: Keep operator terminal logged in, record access by multiple users
I hope that the idiot who is running this web forum has provided a
place for additional information - such as the name and version of the
operating system you are using, but that information doesn't get to the
Usenet newsgroup where I'm reading and replying to this thread. There
are 38 "branded" UNIX, and that doesn't include the three *BSDs and the
several hundred Linux distributions. They _are_ somewhat different,
and each has it's warts and ways of doing things.
Why does your application have to be running on a terminal in userspace?
Start the application in the boot scripts (in a SystemV init scheme, try
/etc/rc.d/rc.local) - you can mail the data to root as needed, and/or
send the data to the console. There is no need for someone to run a
terminal for this, and depending on your unidentified operating system,
the information _may_ already be available. Try 'apropos accounting'
or 'man -k accounting' and see what is on your system.
Yeah - that's the normal way of doing things
UNIX is not MS-DOS - it really does allow multiple users at the same time.
[compton ~]$ whatis utmp
utmp (5) - login records
If your O/S configuration doesn't put data in utmp, stick a line in the
X configuration script that runs in place of /etc/profile on login..
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