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April 29, 2002 11:53
RE: Calculating Last Login on Unix
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Probably not what you may want, but we have a simple bit added to a user's ..profile file: As the user logs in, their previous date and time are stated; then the file is overwritten with the new date and time:

echo "The $(whoami) account was last activated on:"
echo $(cat ~/date.txt)
date > ~/date.txt
echo " "
echo " "

It simply updates a file in the home directory for each user, date.txt, with the date and time stamp:

eg a content may be:
Mon Apr 29 12:55:00 BST 2002



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Subject: Calculating Last Login on Unix

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Is there a module or a method using perl to calculate 
the last login date for a user.  I know I can do this by 
installing accounting, however I prefer not to do to 
other issues.

Any thoughts/help is appreciated.


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