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NAME

       whowatch - console, interactive, process and users monitoring tool.

DESCRIPTION

       Whowatch  is  an  console,  interactive  users  and  process monitoring tool.  It displays
       information about the users currently logged on to the  machine,  in  real-time.   Besides
       standard  informations (login name, tty, host, user's process), the type of the connection
       (ie. telnet or ssh) is shown.  Display of users command line can be  switch  to  tty  idle
       time.   Certain  user can be selected and his processes tree may be viewed as well as tree
       of all system processes. Tree may be displayed with additional column that shows owner  of
       each  process.   In  the  process  tree mode SIGINT and SIGKILL signals can be sent to the
       selected process. Killing processes is just as simple and fun as  deleting  lines  on  the
       screen.

       Whowatch  has no command line options or configuration file.  All actions are performed in
       real time by pressing following keys:

       Users list mode:

       'up' 'down'
              cursor movement

       'i'    toggle between user command line and idle time

       'c'    full command line on/off. Disabling full command line can save CPU  time.   It  can
              give you also some additional information about process executable.

       'enter'
              view selected user's processes tree.

       't'    all system processes (init tree)

       Tree mode:

       'up' 'down'
              cursor movement

       'enter'
              go back to users list

       'o'    show processes owners

       'c'    full  command  line  on/off. Disabling full command line can save CPU time.  It can
              give you also some additional information about process executable.

       'Ctrl-I'
              send INT signal to selected process

       'Ctrl-K'
              send KILL signal to selected process

PLUGINS

       Whowatch has ability to load plugin during program run.  Plugin prints information  inside
       details  window.   Plugins  gives flexibility: if some specific information about process,
       user or  system  is  needed  then  separate  program  could  be  written  to  obtain  such
       information.   Since  there  are  three kinds of deatils window (process, user and system)
       maximum three plugins can be loaded.  Whowatch has very simple API to write plugins.

FILES

       Program reads /var/log/wtmp, /var/run/utmp. Under Linux  program  also  reads  files  from
       /proc  directory. Without read access to these files whowatch funcionality will be limited
       or program will not even start.

SEE ALSO

       finger(1) ps(1), pstree(1), top(1), w(1), lsof(8), kill(1) killall(1)

BUGS

       Because lack of ut_pid in utmp and wtmp structures  in  *BSD  systems,  program  tries  to
       obtain  pid  of  a  login  shell by analizing processes controlling terminal and processes
       names. Under some conditions it may lead to incorrect results ie. there will be  incorrect
       processes tree associated with user's session.

AUTHOR

       Michal Suszycki <mike@wizard.ae.krakow.pl>,
       http://wizard.ae.krakow.pl/~mike
       Tree functions written by Jan Bobrowski <jb@wizard.ae.krakow.pl>,
       http://wizard.ae.krakow.pl/~jb

                                           27 Feb 2000                                WHOWATCH(1)