autolog

AUTOLOG(1L)                                                        AUTOLOG(1L)



NAME
       autolog - Log out idle users

SYNOPSIS
       autolog [ options ]

DESCRIPTION
       The program reads the utmp file, entry by entry.  The username for each
       'user process' is compared to the entries in the configuration file
       (see autoconf(5) ).  The first entry to match both the name, the group,
       and the tty line of the process will be used to conduct the automatic
       logout.


OPTIONS
       -a     (all processes) Print information on ALL utmp entries--not just
              user processes.

       -d     (debug mode) This is helpful in setting up your configuration
              file.  The program runs in foreground rather than forking and it
              prints out verbose messages about what it is doing.

       -n     (nokill) Use this to prevent autolog from actually "killing"
              anyone.  Use -d and -n together when setting up a new
              configuration file.

       -f config_file_name
              Use this to override the default: "/etc/autolog.conf"

       -l log_file_name
              Use this to override the default: "/var/log/autolog.log".  Note
              that if this file doesn't exist, no logging will happen.  Create
              the file (with touch) to enable logging.

       -t idle_time
              Use this to override the internal default idle time (minutes)

       -g grace_period
              Use this to override the internal default grace period (seconds)

       -m yes/no
              Use this to override the internal mailing switch.  If "yes" the
              program will send mail to the users right after killing them.

       -c yes/no
              Use this to override the internal "pre-clear" switch.  If "yes"
              the program will clear the terminal screen before warning the
              user.

       -w yes/no
              Do timeouts based on total session time--not idle time. (hard)

       -L yes/no
              If set to "yes" activities will be written to the logfile if
              present.

AUTHOR
       Kyle Bateman <kyle@actarg.com>



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