Subject: Re: better w(1)
To: Chris Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/1999 11:55:27
In some email I received from Chris Jones, sie wrote:
> >>>>> "matthew" == matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> matthew> i installed this a few weeks ago and it's great. it looks
> matthew> exactly like our w(1) except that it ignores utmp and uses
> matthew> the process list to find out who is doing what on which tty!
> matthew> most excellent.
> Cool. But there's definitely a reason that these programs (xterm,
> screen, etc.) allow users to not create utmp entries. If I'm running
> 12 xterms, and you type w, you probably don't want to see me 12 times.
No, I do. Trying to work out using ps as to who's doing what, etc, is a