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UPDWTMP


NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
FILES
ATTRIBUTES
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

NAME

updwtmp, logwtmp − append an entry to the wtmp file

SYNOPSIS

#include <utmp.h>

void updwtmp(const char *wtmp_file, const struct utmp *ut);
void logwtmp(const char *
line, const char *name, const char *host);

For logwtmp(), link with −lutil.

DESCRIPTION

updwtmp() appends the utmp structure ut to the wtmp file.

logwtmp() constructs a utmp structure using line, name, host, current time and current process ID. Then it calls updwtmp() to append the structure to the wtmp file.

FILES

/var/log/wtmp

database of past user logins

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

CONFORMING TO

Not in POSIX.1. Present on Solaris, NetBSD, and perhaps other systems.

NOTES

For consistency with the other "utmpx" functions (see getutxent(3)), glibc provides (since version 2.1):

#include <utmpx.h>

void updwtmpx (const char *wtmpx_file, const struct utmpx *utx);

This function performs the same task as updwtmp(), but differs in that it takes a utmpx structure as its last argument.

SEE ALSO

getutxent(3), wtmp(5)

COLOPHON

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