last

View the last logged in users.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/last.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install util-linux
Ubuntu
apt-get install util-linux
Alpine
apk add util-linux
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S util-linux
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install util-linux
CentOS
yum install sysvinit-tools
Fedora
dnf install util-linux
OS X
brew install util-linux
Raspbian
apt-get install util-linux
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/last last powered by Commando

View the last logged in users.

  • View last logins, their duration and other information as read from /var/log/wtmp:
    last
  • Specify how many of the last logins to show:
    last -n login_count
  • Print the full date and time for entries and then display the hostname column last to prevent truncation:
    last -F -a
  • View all logins by a specific user and show the ip address instead of the hostname:
    last user_name -i
  • View all recorded reboots (i.e., the last logins of the pseudo user "reboot"):
    last reboot
  • View all recorded shutdowns (i.e., the last logins of the pseudo user "shutdown"):
    last shutdown

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