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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

sulog(5)

Name

sulog - su command log file

Synopsis

/var/adm/sulog

Description

The sulog file is a record of all attempts by users on the system to execute the su(8) command. Each time su(8) is executed, an entry is added to the sulog file.

Each entry in the sulog file is a single line of the form:

SU date time
result port user-newuser

where

date

The month and date su(8) was executed. date is displayed in the form mm/dd where mm is the month number and dd is the day number in the month.

time

The time su(8) was executed. time is displayed in the form HH /MM where HH is the hour number (24 hour system) and MM is the minute number.

result

The result of the su(8) command. A ` + ' sign is displayed in this field if the su attempt was successful; otherwise a ` - ' sign is displayed.

port

The name of the terminal device from which su(8) was executed.

user

The user id of the user executing the su(8) command.

newuser

The user id being switched to with su(8).

Examples

Example 1 A sample sulog file.

Here is a sample sulog file:

SU 02/25 09:29 + console root-sys
SU 02/25 09:32 + pts/3 user1-root
SU 03/02 08:03 + pts/5 user1-root
SU 03/03 08:19 + pts/5 user1-root
SU 03/09 14:24 - pts/5 guest3-root
SU 03/09 14:24 - pts/5 guest3-root
SU 03/14 08:31 + pts/4 user1-root

Files

/var/adm/sulog

su log file

/etc/default/su

contains the default location of sulog

See Also

su(8)