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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     login -- log a new login record to the utmp and wtmp files

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     System Utilities Library (libutil, -lutil)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <utmp.h>
     #include <libutil.h>

     login(struct utmp *ut);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The function login() records the ut entry being passed into the appropriate
 slot of the utmp(5) file, and appends it to the wtmp(5) file.	The
     calling process must have permission to write to both files.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     logout(3), ttyslot(3), utmp(5), wtmp(5)

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The interface provided by login() is rather crude.  The caller must know
     about the details of a struct utmp.  Some better abstraction needs to be
     worked out.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       December 29, 1996		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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