details on "last" logins
Posted on 1998-04-08
the last command keeps track of the last logins into a system (user, from where, what time etc). The info (as specified in the man page) is stored in /var/adm/wtmpx. From what people have told me, that file is a sparse file. My problem is that the info obtained from typing last is formatted to fit the screen. In doing so, the location from which the user connected is truncated to ~16 characters.
Is there a way to get last to display that to the full length? if not, is there somewhere where I can get a program to analyze the wtmpx file with?