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Typing WHEN prints out your most recent logout time, and the directory
which did the logging out. The fact that you are currently logged in
does not affect this information. As with FINGER, system crashes are
not considered to be "logging out". Also, if your directory was
deleted when you logged out, it will not be included by WHEN.
The WHEN command also takes optional arguments. If only a single
argument is given, it may be typed as:
If more than one argument is used, separate them by semicolons, not
commas. The various argument forms are:
. Report only on current directory.
* Give latest logouts for all of your directories.
PRG Give latest logout from among PRG's directories.
*,PRG Give logouts for all of PRG's directories.
PRJ,* Give logouts for all directories with project PRJ.
PRJ,PRG Give latest logout for the single directory [PRJ,PRG].
*,* Give logout for every directory (not recommended).
Note that brackets are not included in any of the options. If you are
aliased, the . and * options will use the aliased ppn. For example:
would tell you when DON last logged out (and from which of his
directories), list all directories for you (or for whomever you're
aliased to) with logout times, give the latest logout for [S,SYS], and
finally tell you when ME last logged out.
If one or more of the directories being listed happens to be logged in
at the moment, a note will be printed to that effect. If you have
asked for the latest from among all of someone's directories
(including your own, which is the default), then you will be told if
that user is logged in on ANY of his directories. (In the other
cases, such as "*,PRG" or "PRJ,PRG" or "." options, you are told only
if the specific directory is logged in.)
Note that, even if you are not interested in the logout information,
you can use WHEN *,FOO to get a list of all of FOO's directories. The
other command for doing this is DIR [*,FOO]/Q/F. It turns out that
WHEN is significantly faster and uses fewer disk ops. WHEN is also
much faster than FINGER for finding out logout times or for finding
out whether a specific person is currently logged in (though WHERE is
faster yet if all you want is this latter information).
The WHEN command runs the program SYS:WHEN.DMP. You may also run this
directly if you wish, in which case the arguments must be separated
from the Run command by a semicolon:
Typing WHEN ? yields a short summary of the available options. Like
WHO and WHERE, running WHEN clobbers your core image.