Shell Script To Display Logged in Users, Your UserName and Date / Time

# Write a shell script called hello which output the following:
# + Your username
# + The time and date
# + Who is logged on
# + also output a line of asterices (*******) after each section
# function to display a line of asterices
function line(){
	echo "*************************************************"
echo "Your username : $(echo $USER)"
line # call function
echo "Current date and time : $(date)"
echo "Currently logged on users:"
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4 comments… add one
  • pilot Aug 12, 2011 @ 6:30

    plz help me out.i want to write a linux shell that counts the number of user accounts both normal and privileged user accounts

  • Bill Conner Jul 26, 2010 @ 4:45

    That seems kind of kludgy. In the first place using “echo” as a variable name isn’t a good idea since it’s also a shell command. Using “line” as a variable has the same problem. You can also break long quoted strings over many lines and just invoke echo once.

    function whoson(){
    echo -n “*************************************************\n
    your username : $USER\n
    Current date and time : `date +”%A %d %B %Y at %H:%M”`\n
    Currently logged on users:\n”

    Use function name anywhere in a script or call it repeatedly or as a sub-routine by just using the function name, “whoson”. Notice that each line ends with a \n which is correctly displayed as a newline if you use the -n option to echo. All the lines will display correctly if properly quoted. The date format is just friendlier.


  • .lee. Nov 20, 2009 @ 14:23

    could update with :

    echo “Last logged users:”

    and more … just need to parse the “last” return command.
    thanks !

  • Neo Kim Sep 21, 2009 @ 3:43

    This shell command is so easy!

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