Shell Script to Find How Many Terminals Has User Logged-In
Here we are going to see Find How Many Terminals Has User Logged In. Using who command to fetch the user list and then using grep command we can find the number of Terminal that the user has logged in the Linux. We can use LOGNAME or UID to identify the user. UID is a unique User ID assigned to every user that logged in the system, it is an integer value. The LOGNAME is the unique username of the user it can be alphanumeric.
We can use the following command to know the username of the current and its user ID:
For UID(User ID):
Here, -u represents that we are interested in user ID.
- Taking input from Terminal
- Check if the input is UID or LOGNAME
- From the user list find all the numbers of Terminal that are opened via input UID.
- Then read the passwd file from etc directory that contains all the information about users.
Below is the implementation:
#! /bin/bash # Taking input from user echo "Enter LOGNAME OR UID" read input # checking if input is a UID or LOGNAME if [[ $input ]] && [ $input -eq $input 2>/dev/null ] # If input is UID then echo "Number of terminals are " cat /etc/passwd | grep $input -c # If input is LOGNAME else cat /etc/passwd>userlist echo "Number of terminals are " grep -c $input userlist fi
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