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Bug 7007 - nxterm does nothing with -/+ut
nxterm does nothing with -/+ut
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-11-15 02:23 EST by gsromero
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-06 13:22:43 EST
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Description gsromero 1999-11-15 02:23:37 EST
The -/+ut parameter pair should change the behaviour of nxterm towards utmp
(update / no update or viceversa, no man page, -h help is not very clear).
Nxterm always ignores it and never writes to the log, making the console

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-11-23 11:13:59 EST
nxterm +ut

(now in new window)

[pbrown@dionysus kdebase]$ tty
[pbrown@dionysus kdebase]$ w
 11:18am  up 53 days, 23:33,  4 users,  load average: 1.15, 0.91, 1.02
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU  WHAT
pbrown   tty1     -                Thu 2pm  4days  0.15s  0.04s  bash
pbrown   pts/0    -                Mon 2pm 20:23m  0.00s  0.00s  /bin/cat
pbrown   pts/6    -                11:18am  0.00s  0.10s  0.05s  w

(close that window)

nxterm -ut

(in new window)

[pbrown@dionysus kdebase]$ tty
[pbrown@dionysus kdebase]$ w
 11:19am  up 53 days, 23:34,  3 users,  load average: 1.60, 1.08, 1.07
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU  WHAT
pbrown   tty1     -                Thu 2pm  4days  0.15s  0.04s  bash
pbrown   pts/0    -                Mon 2pm 20:24m  0.00s  0.00s  /bin/cat

It looks like it is working on a stock system here.

This is with a stock XFree86 from Red Hat Linux 6.1.
Comment 2 Riley H Williams 1999-11-24 12:48:59 EST
Looks like you validated the bug as genuine as the w command clearly doesn't
show any user running the w command !!!
Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-12-06 13:22:59 EST
That's right.  Because if you disable utmp writing, your shell/window/etc. will
not show up in 'who' or 'w' output.  This is correct behaviour.

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