Provided by: autolog_0.40-9_i386 bug

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  autolog.conf(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.

CALL

       /etc/init.d/autolog start
       or
       autolog
              to run this program in daemon-mode

       autolog -o
              to  run  this program as "ordinary" program.  Keep in mind: Also
              when running as ordinary program, it will stay in  memory  until
              all its jobs are done.

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.  ( This will  not  affect  killing  of  lost
              processes. )

       -o     (ordinary) Use this to run this program as ordinary program, not
              as daemon. Program will end, when its job is done. In this case,
              some  data  is  kept in "/var/lib/autolog/autolog.data". This is
              read, when the program is called again.

       -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> (autolog 0.35),
       Carsten Juerges <juerges@cip-bau.uni-hannover.de>
                                         (autolog 0.40)

       This   manual   page   was   modified   for   Debian  by  Paul  Telford
       <pxt@debian.org>