sessreg - Man Page

manage utmpx/wtmpx entries for non-init clients

Synopsis

sessreg [-w wtmpx-file] [-u utmpx-file] [-L lastlog-file] [-l line-name] [-h host-name] [-s slot-number] [-x Xservers-file] [-t ttys-file] [-V] [-a] [-d] user-name

Description

Sessreg is a simple program for managing utmpx/wtmpx and lastlog entries for xdm sessions.

This version of sessreg is built using the modern POSIX pututxline(3c) interfaces, which no longer require the slot-number, ttys-file, or Xservers-file mappings.  For compatibility with older versions and other operating systems, the -s, -t, and -x flags are accepted, but ignored.

Usage

In Xstartup, place a call like:

       sessreg -a -l $DISPLAY -x /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers $USER

and in Xreset:

       sessreg -d -l $DISPLAY -x /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers $USER

Options

-w wtmpx-file

This specifies an alternate wtmpx file, instead of /var/log/wtmp. The special name "none" disables writing records to the wtmpx file.

-u utmpx-file

This specifies an alternate utmpx file, instead of /var/run/utmp. The special name "none" disables writing records to the utmpx file.

-L lastlog-file

This specifies an alternate lastlog file, instead of /var/log/lastlog, if the platform supports lastlog files. The special name "none" disables writing records to the lastlog file.

-l line-name

This describes the "line" name of the entry.  For terminal sessions, this is the final pathname segment of the terminal device filename (e.g. ttyd0).  For X sessions, it should probably be the local display name given to the users session (e.g. :0).  If none is specified, the terminal name will be determined with ttyname(3) and stripped of leading components.

-h host-name

This is set to indicate that the session was initiated from a remote host.  In typical xdm usage, this options is not used.

-s slot-number

This option is accepted for compatibility, but does nothing in this version of sessreg.

-x Xservers-file

This option is accepted for compatibility, but does nothing in this version of sessreg.

-t ttys-file

This option is accepted for compatibility, but does nothing in this version of sessreg.

-V

This option causes the command to print its version and exit.

-a

This session should be added to utmpx/wtmpx.

-d

This session should be deleted from utmpx/wtmpx.  One of -a/-d must be specified.

See Also

xdm(1), utmpx(5), wtmpx(5)

Author

Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium

Referenced By

xdm(1).

sessreg 1.1.2 X Version 11