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Bug 3268 - login logs users out!
login logs users out!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-06-04 11:58 EDT by Steve Wills
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-16 11:50:58 EDT
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Description Steve Wills 1999-06-04 11:58:28 EDT
running "login username" from a shell logs a user out.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-06-04 16:46:59 EDT
I have verified this to be true on a test machine with a stock 6.0
install. Also it disconnects if you enter login by itself with no
arguments. Proper behavior you would get a prompt asking for username.
Comment 2 Alan Cox 1999-06-12 18:24:59 EDT
The login program from a shell is only intended to be run as
"exec login username". Even then the fact login does anything is more
V7 tradition than anything intended.
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 1999-06-16 11:50:59 EDT
that's what login should do. i am suprized it works too.

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