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       lastlog - reports the most recent login of all users or of a given user


       lastlog [options]


       lastlog formats and prints the contents of the last login log /var/log/lastlog file. The
       login-name, port, and last login time will be printed. The default (no flags) causes
       lastlog entries to be printed, sorted by their order in /etc/passwd.


       The options which apply to the lastlog command are:

       -b, --before DAYS
           Print only lastlog records older than DAYS.

       -C, --clear
           Clear lastlog record of a user. This option can be used only together with -u

       -h, --help
           Display help message and exit.

       -R, --root CHROOT_DIR
           Apply changes in the CHROOT_DIR directory and use the configuration files from the
           CHROOT_DIR directory.

       -S, --set
           Set lastlog record of a user to the current time. This option can be used only
           together with -u (--user)).

       -t, --time DAYS
           Print the lastlog records more recent than DAYS.

       -u, --user LOGIN|RANGE
           Print the lastlog record of the specified user(s).

           The users can be specified by a login name, a numerical user ID, or a RANGE of users.
           This RANGE of users can be specified with a min and max values (UID_MIN-UID_MAX), a
           max value (-UID_MAX), or a min value (UID_MIN-).

       If the user has never logged in the message ** Never logged in** will be displayed instead
       of the port and time.

       Only the entries for the current users of the system will be displayed. Other entries may
       exist for users that were deleted previously.


       The lastlog file is a database which contains info on the last login of each user. You
       should not rotate it. It is a sparse file, so its size on the disk is usually much smaller
       than the one shown by "ls -l" (which can indicate a really big file if you have in passwd
       users with a high UID). You can display its real size with "ls -s".


       The following configuration variables in /etc/login.defs change the behavior of this tool:

       LASTLOG_UID_MAX (number)
           Highest user ID number for which the lastlog entries should be updated. As higher user
           IDs are usually tracked by remote user identity and authentication services there is
           no need to create a huge sparse lastlog file for them.

           No LASTLOG_UID_MAX option present in the configuration means that there is no user ID
           limit for writing lastlog entries.


           Database times of previous user logins.


       Large gaps in UID numbers will cause the lastlog program to run longer with no output to
       the screen (i.e. if in lastlog database there is no entries for users with UID between 170
       and 800 lastlog will appear to hang as it processes entries with UIDs 171-799).