The program reads the utmp file, entry by entry. The
username for each 'user process' is compared to the entries in the
configuration file (see
). The first entry to match both the name, the group,
and the tty line of the process will be used to conduct the automatic
to run this program in daemon-mode
to run this program as "ordinary" program.
Keep in mind: Also when running as ordinary program,
it will stay in memory until all its jobs are done.
(all processes) Print information on ALL utmp entries--not just user processes.
(debug mode) This is helpful in setting up your configuration file.
The program runs in foreground rather than forking and it prints
out verbose messages about what it is doing.
(nokill) Use this to prevent autolog from actually "killing"
anyone. Use -d and -n together when setting up a new
( This will not affect killing of lost processes. )
(ordinary) Use this to run this program as ordinary
program, not as daemon. Program will end, when its
job is done. In this case, some data is kept in
"/var/lib/autolog/autolog.data". This is read, when the program
is called again.
Use this to override the default: "/etc/autolog.conf"
Use this to override the default: "/var/log/autolog.log".
Note that if this file doesn't exist, no logging will happen.
Create the file (with touch) to enable logging.
Use this to override the internal default idle time (minutes)
Use this to override the internal default grace period (seconds)
Use this to override the internal mailing switch. If "yes"
the program will send mail to the users right after killing them.
Use this to override the internal "pre-clear" switch. If "yes"
the program will clear the terminal screen before warning the user.
Do timeouts based on total session time--not idle time. (hard)
If set to "yes" activities will be written to the logfile if