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       autolog.conf - Configuration file for the autolog command


       The  configuration  file  consists  of  multiple  lines,  each of which
       describes a class of processes subject (or not subject)  to  a  certain
       auto  logout  procedure.   A  line  consists of any number of switches.
       Value switches are of the form: "name=value".  Boolean switches are  of
       the form: "name" or "noname".

       Using  these  switches,  you  can define a username, a group, and a tty
       line.  These descriptions  can  contain  wildcard  characters  (regular
       expressions).   You  can also define an idle time, a grace period and a
       few other options.  When reading the configuration  file,  the  program
       creates  a  record for each configuration line.  A value is assigned to
       each variable in the record regardless of whether or  not  you  specify
       one  explicitly.  Values for missing variables are provided by defaults
       which are compiled in and can be modified from the command line.

       If no entries are found matching a given process, that process will  be
       spared from an untimely demise.  Therefore, it is a good idea to always
       have a "cleanup" line at the end of the  configuration  file  to  catch
       anything  that might have been missed by the more explicit definitions.
       Since the default name, group, and line are all  ".+",  a  simple  line


       will do.  Actually, any one switch can be specified on the line and all
       the others will get the default values.

       If no configuration file is found, the program  will  create  a  single
       entry  which  has  all  values  set from the defaults.  This entry will
       match any process on any port (name=.+ line=.+  group=.+).   Therefore,
       the default action is to kill all processes.


       name=  A regular expression specifying which username(s) to match.

       group= A regular expression specifying which group(s) to match.

       line=  A  regular  expression  specifying  which  tty line(s) to match.
              Omit the "/dev/" part of the special name.

       idle=  An integer specifying the number  of  --minutes--  of  idle  (or
              connect)  time  to  allow before beginning automatic logoff.  An
              idle time of 0 exempts the process from automatic logoff.

       grace= An integer specifying the number of --seconds-- from the initial
              warning to killing the process.

       ban=   An integer specifying the number of --minutes-- from killing the
              process  to  the  moment,  the  user  may  login  again.  (after
              exceeding his session).

       hard   A boolean value indicating total connect time will be considered
              rather than idle time.

       mail   A boolean value indicating that mail will be sent  to  the  user
              explaining that he was killed.

       clear  A  boolean  value  indicating  that  the  screen will be cleared
              before a warning message is sent.

       warn   A boolean value indicating that a warning message will  be  sent
              at the beginning of the "grace" period.

       log    A boolean value indicating that activities will be logged to the
              logfile (if it exists).


       There is another group of entries, which allows  to  set  some  general
       options.  Each  of  them  takes  a whole line.  Don’t mix them with the
       other entries from before.

              A boolean value indicating  whether  lost  processes  should  be
              killed.   If  there  is a process with uid between 500 and 60000
              and the owner is not logged in, it is assumed as lost  and  will
              be killed.

              on  some  strange  or  old  systems the ps-command has different
              parameters.  This makes it possible to set a completly different
              command.  It  is  only important, that this command delivers one
              heading line and  then  lines  with  usernames  and  process-ids
              (pid). e.g.:  ps=ps aux


               name=root line=tty[1-7] idle=0
               name=guest idle=5 grace=60 nomail hard warn
               group=lynx-.* idle=10 grace=60 clear
               idle=60 grace=30


       Kyle Bateman <> (autolog 0.35),
       Carsten Juerges <>
                                         (autolog 0.40)

       This   manual   page   was   modified   for   Debian  by  Paul  Telford