rusers — determine who is logged in on machines on local network
produces output similar to the "quick" option of
but for remote machines.
It broadcasts on the local network and prints the responses it receives.
Though the listing is normally in the order that responses are received,
the order can be changed by specifying a command-line option.
The broadcast process takes about two minutes.
arguments are given, instead of broadcasting,
only queries the list of specified hosts.
For each machine, the default is to print a line
listing the host name and all users on that host.
option is given,
uses an output format similar to
If a user has not typed on the system for a minute or more,
the idle time is reported.
A remote host only responds if it is running the
recognizes the following command-line options:
Give a report for a machine even if no users are logged in on it.
Sort alphabetically by host name.
Sort by idle time.
Give a longer listing in the style of
Sort by number of users.
returns exit code zero if no errors are encountered;
otherwise it returns the number of errors found.
was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Broadcasting does not work through gateways; therefore,
does not report information about machines
that are reached only through gateways.