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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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logins — display system and user login data


logins [-admopstux] [-g groups] [-l logins] [-r local|nis]


logins displays data concerning system and user logins. The format and content of the output is controlled by command options and may include: system or user login, user ID number, /etc/passwd comment field value (for example, user name, location), primary group name, primary group ID, supplementary group names, supplementary group IDs, home directory, login shell, user security level, user audit events, and password aging parameters. The default data is: login, user ID, primary group name, primary group ID, and /etc/passwd comment field value. Output is sorted by user ID, with user logins following system logins. The default output consists of login, user ID, primary group, primary group ID and comment field formatted into columns.

The following options are available to this command:


Display two account expiration fields. The fields show how long the account can be unused (in days) before it becomes inactive and the date the account will expire.


Display logins with duplicate UIDs.


Show multiple group membership data.


Display with alternate format of one line of colon separated fields.


Display logins with no passwords


Display all system logins


Sort output by login rather than UID.


Display all user logins.


Display extended information about selected users. This extended information includes home directory, login shell and password aging data, each on its own line. Password information consists of password status (PS for valid password, LK for locked and NP for no password) and, if a password is present, date of last change, required number of days between changes, and number of days allowed between changes. In the case of non-trusted systems, the date of last change will be the latest Thursday since the change.

-g groups

Display all users belonging to groups, sorted by login. A comma separated list specifies multiple groups.

-l logins

Display the requested logins. A comma separated list specifies multiple logins.

-r local | nis

Specify a switch used to classify NIS (nis) or local (local) users. With the -r option, only users belonging to the specified repository are displayed.

Multiple options may be used. Any login matching any of the criteria will be displayed. A login will be displayed only once, even if it meets multiple criteria.



List all logins in default format.

logins -p -d

List all logins that have no password or have a duplicate UID in default format.

logins -s -o

List all system logins in the alternate format.

logins -r local

List all local users of the system.

logins -r nis

List all the NIS users of the system.


HP-UX 11i Version 3 is the last release to support trusted systems functionality.



HP-UX password file.


HP-UX group file.


logins: SVID3

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