A user who has not entered any commands or information for a long time may mean that the user has left the terminal and forgotten to log out. The idleout(ADM) command monitors line activity and logs out any user whose terminal remains idle longer than a specified period of time. You must be logged in as the superuser to run idleout.
To begin monitoring line activity for the system, enter:
The IDLETIME variable in the /etc/default/idleout file determines how long a user's terminal can remain idle before the system logs the user out. If the value of IDLETIME contains a colon (:), idleout calculates the time in hours; otherwise, idleout calculates the time in minutes.
You can also specify the acceptable idle time on
the command line in the one of the following forms:
If you want idleout to run automatically when you reboot your system, add this line to the file /etc/rc2.d/P88USRDEFINE: