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UTMPDUMP

Section: System Administration (1)

Updated: July 2012

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NAME

utmpdump - dump UTMP and WTMP files in raw format

SYNOPSIS

utmpdump [options] [filename]

DESCRIPTION

utmpdump is a simple program to dump UTMP and WTMP files in raw format, so they can be examined. utmpdump reads from stdin unless a filename is passed.

OPTIONS

-f, --follow
Output appended data as the file grows.:
-o, --output file
Write command output to file instead of standard output.:
-r, --reverse
Undump, write back edited login information into the utmp or wtmp files.:
-h, --help
Display help text and exit.:
-V, --version
Display version information and exit.:

NOTES

utmpdump can be useful in cases of corrupted utmp or wtmp entries. It can dump out utmp/wtmp to an ASCII file, which can then be edited to remove bogus entries, and reintegrated using:

<DD CLASS="c1|utmpdump -r < ascii_file > wtmp:

But be warned, utmpdump was written for debugging purposes only.

BUGS

You may not use the -r option, as the format for the utmp/wtmp files strongly depends on the input format. This tool was not written for normal use, but for debugging only.

AUTHOR

Michael Krapp

SEE ALSO

last?(1), w?(1), who?(1), utmp?(5)

AVAILABILITY

The utmpdump command is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel Archive


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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

NOTES

BUGS

AUTHOR

SEE ALSO

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