On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 9:36 AM, Ger Hooton <g.hooton at ucc.ie> wrote:
> Hi again,
> When I run the command 'last' I note the following result:
> dilip pts/5 126.96.36.199 Sun Mar 6 17:22 - down (00:50)
>> Is this telling me that the user dilip shoutdown the system?
> OR that a process own by dilip caused the shutdown?
None of the above.
Its just saying that the user was logged in from 17:22 until the point
that the system was shutdown.
It merely means that they were logged in when the system went down. No
blame apportioned by the output of 'last'.
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