How to list current logged on users in Linux

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It is possible to check if other people are working on the workstation or server you’re currently using. All you have to do is to use the w command in the terminal:

By using the command like this

$ w

you’ll be prompted a list with all currently logged on users and their proceses.

Want to get information on a specific user? Try using his username

$ w root



Flags

  • -u the current process name will be ignored
  • -f shows the name of a remote host (if user is connecting on machine remotely)
  • -h hides the header

Full online manpage of w