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utempter(8)

2003-03-21
Aliases: libutempter(8), utempter_add_record(8), utempter_remove_added_record(8), utempter_remove_record(8), utempter_set_helper(8)

libutempter0

privileged helper for utmp/wtmp updates (runtime)

NAME

utempter - privileged helper program for utmp/wtmp updates

SYNOPSIS

utempter -a slave-device-name host
utempter -d slave-device-name

DESCRIPTION

utempter is a privileged helper program that writes utmp/wtmp entries for unprivileged programs.

OPTIONS

The following options are supported:
-a add an entry to the utmp/wtmp file
-d delete an entry from the utmp file

RETURN VALUE

On success, 0 is returned. On error, 1 is returned.

SEE ALSO

utmp(5), utmpname(3)
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