Bug 19975 - who FROM field missing
Summary: who FROM field missing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sh-utils
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bero
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-29 01:48 UTC by Viraj Alankar
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-10-31 13:23:57 UTC

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Description Viraj Alankar 2000-10-29 01:48:53 UTC
The output of who shows the FROM field of the user blank.

Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2000-10-31 13:23:54 UTC
Confirmed. It shows the FROM location when using the -l switch, though.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-01-06 19:41:45 UTC
Add -l if you want to see the FROM field. I'm loathe to change the default
behavior of existing
commands when there are a adequate workarounds. Here's a bash alias for example:
	alias who="/usr/bin/who -l"

Comment 3 Daniel Roesen 2001-01-06 21:36:23 UTC
RH 6.0 who(1) shows FROM location.
RH 6.2 who(1) does not.

From man who:
  -l, --lookup      attempt to canonicalize hostnames via DNS

So "-l" is not a "show FROM field" switch.

I could bet this is a bug in newer who(1) versions.

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