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 AUTOLOG(1L)                        Linux                        AUTOLOG(1L)
                          Administrative Utilities



 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)



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 AUTOLOG(1L)                        Linux                        AUTOLOG(1L)
                          Administrative Utilities



      -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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