Viewing connected user information

Expertise level: Easy

To get information regarding the users who are currently connected to the server, you can use the "w" command.

Please follow these steps to get the information:

  1. Login with SSH as root.
  2. Type the command: w

You will be shown an output having many columns.

[root@server ~]# w
17:14:10 up 19:08, 0 users, load average: 0.22, 0.44, 0.34
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
[root@server ~]#
  • USER Field shows you the username of the connected user.
  • TTY field shows which terminal the user is using.
  • The IP address or hostname of the connected users will be listed under column FROM.
  • WHAT field shows which command the user is currently running.
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