RWHO(1) User Commands RWHO(1)


NAME


rwho - who is logged in on local machines

SYNOPSIS


rwho [-a]


DESCRIPTION


The rwho command produces output similar to who(1), but for all machines
on your network. If no report has been received from a machine for 5
minutes, rwho assumes the machine is down, and does not report users last
known to be logged into that machine.


If a user has not typed to the system for a minute or more, rwho reports
this idle time. If a user has not typed to the system for an hour or
more, the user is omitted from the output of rwho unless the -a flag is
given.

OPTIONS


-a
Report all users whether or not they have typed to the system in
the past hour.


FILES


/var/spool/rwho/whod.*
information about other machines


SEE ALSO


finger(1), ruptime(1), who(1), attributes(7), in.rwhod(8)

NOTES


rwho does not work through gateways.


The directory /var/spool/rwho must exist on the host from which rwho is
run.


This service takes up progressively more network bandwidth as the number
of hosts on the local net increases. For large networks, the cost becomes
prohibitive.


The rwho service daemon, in.rwhod(8), must be enabled for this command to
return useful results.


April 9, 2016 RWHO(1)