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shell program

Posted on 2000-04-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-21
write a shell program(boune shell) on the following topic.

watching all people logging in and out and report as people come and go- a sort of incremental who. also display statistics of people logged in and logged out every 2 minutes.
Question by:sriram_bandi
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Expert Comment

ID: 2742966
well you could do the following:
tail -f /var/log/syslog

this will give you a complete running log and some other usefull info.


#!/bin/sh -p
while true; do
    sleep 120
done >> /usr/local/logs/userlog.log

Author Comment

ID: 2746019
it's not a incremental who

Accepted Solution

etdey earned 100 total points
ID: 2746288

last | grep -v "still logged in" > /tmp/
last | grep    "still logged in" > /tmp/last.on.log0

echo "First cycle is empty..."

while [ 1 ]; do

  last | grep -v "still logged in" > /tmp/
  last | grep    "still logged in" > /tmp/last.on.log1

  echo "-----------------------------"
  echo "-----------------------------"

  echo "Logins:"
  echo "-------"
  diff /tmp/last.on.log0  /tmp/last.on.log1 | egrep '^> '

  echo ""

  echo "Logoffs:"
  echo "--------"
  diff /tmp/  /tmp/ | egrep '^> '

  echo ""

  mv /tmp/ /tmp/
  mv /tmp/last.on.log1 /tmp/last.on.log0

  sleep 120

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Expert Comment

ID: 2747933
This guy seems a bit smarter than the last person who asked for the answers on this homework assignment a couple of months ago:
- He's split the paper into 2 questions, rather than ask them all together
- He's not asked the "Test if a string is a palindrome" question, so I guess he's worked it out himself ;-)


Expert Comment

ID: 2750848
agreed, interesting comment , first he says that he wants "a sort of incremental who", then he rejects two ways of achieving it, admittedly the who was cheap and nasty, But so is someone cheating on their homework. :-)
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Expert Comment

ID: 2759881
I see the palindrome question HAS been posted now :-)


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