Subject: re: better w(1)
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/1999 12:07:51
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On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, matthew green wrote:
> 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.
>that's the *whole point* of this new w(1). to show the "hidden" entries!
> It seems to me that it would work well to have w(1) default to its
> current behavior, with a command-line option to get the complete list.
>i don't care about defaults, etc. :-) i just want this available
>on all my netbsd boxes, not just the ones i've installed it on :)
What about programs which are not traditional logins but have an option
to show up in utmp? (xdm was recently mentioned here as an example of a
program which does this) Doesn't this new w(1) actually provide _less_
information in that case?
At any rate, I think this should be in there as an option, possibly
requiring some sort of privilege, but I don't want to see it be the
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