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The command w on many Unix-like operating systems provides a quick summary of every user logged into a computer, what each user is currently doing, and what load all the activity is imposing on the computer itself. The command is a one-command combination of several other Unix programs: who, uptime, and ps -a.
Sample output (which may vary between systems):
$ w 11:12am up 608 day(s), 19:56, 6 users, load average: 0.36, 0.36, 0.37 User tty login@ idle what smithj pts/5 8:52am w jonesm pts/23 20Apr06 28 -bash harry pts/18 9:01am 9 pine peterb pts/19 21Apr06 emacs -nw html/index.html janetmcq pts/8 10:12am 3days -csh singh pts/12 16Apr06 5:29 /usr/bin/perl -w perl/test/program.pl
- David Martínez Perales. Learning UNIX with examples.
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