How Display Logged in User Information and Terminal number on Linux Server

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In this post i will show on how to display logged in user information and terminal number on Linux server. This post provides practical examples for future references. This steps has been tested on Redhat Linux Enterprise server 6 and may working CentOS server as well.

1. “who am i” command is use to display the username of currently logged.

[[email protected] ~]# who am i
root     pts/1        2012-04-17 06:14 (

2. who command will display all the user currently logged in all terminals.

[[email protected] ~]# who
root     tty1         2012-04-17 04:29
root     pts/0        2012-04-17 04:29 (
root     pts/1        2012-04-17 06:14 (
root     pts/2        2012-04-17 06:01 (

3. tty command is used to display the terminal number of currently logged in terminals.

[[email protected] ~]# tty

4. The w command shows who is logged in to the system and what they are doing.

[[email protected] ~]# w
 06:18:39 up  1:50,  4 users,  load average: 0.02, 0.02, 0.00
USER     TTY      FROM              [email protected]   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
root     tty1     -                04:29    1:48m  4.80s  4.78s ping
root     pts/0     04:29    1:49m  0.02s  0.02s -bash
root     pts/1     06:14    0.00s  0.05s  0.01s w
root     pts/2     06:01   26.00s  0.11s  0.03s -bash

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