zlocate - find a user using Zephyr
] [ -1
] [ -p
] user ...
uses the Zephyr(1)
Notification Service to find where a
user is currently logged in. If the user is not logged in, or has set his
location information such that you do not have access to see it,
prints "Hidden or not logged-in". Otherwise, each
machine that the user is currently logged into is printed, along with the time
of login and location. The location is usually the X window system display
name of the user's display, but may be the terminal name if he is not using X
or for some other reason is only using the terminal interface to
By default, all zlocate requests are authenticated using Kerberos
. If you
do not have Kerberos tickets, or for some other reason do not want to
authenticate, the -d
option will turn off authentication. The -a
option is the default, authentication on.
When locating multiple users, zlocate
will display the user name on a
line by itself, followed by the locations for that user. To display the user
name on the same line as the output, use the -1
option (the numeral
To look up multiple users in parallel asynchronously, use the -p
exits with status zero (0) if at least one user was found, and
one (1) if no users were found.
zctl(1), zephyr(1), znol(1), zwgc(1), zhm(8), zephyrd(8), X(1)
Project Athena Technical Plan Section E.4.1, `Zephyr Notification Service'
Robert S. French (MIT-Project Athena)
Marc Horowitz (MIT-Project Athena)
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