idle auto logoff

Murray Taylor MTaylor at
Tue Oct 10 23:22:43 PDT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Noah
> Sent: Wednesday, 11 October 2006 4:14 PM
> To: Olivier Nicole
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: idle auto logoff
> Olivier Nicole wrote:
> >> I recently took over the adminstration of a FreeBSD 
> machine at work and 
> >> cannot figure out what is auto logging me off when I am 
> idled on the 
> >> machine.
> >>     
> >
> > Are you ruunning something called idled?
> >
> >   
> I checked that - the answer is no.
> cheers,
> Noah
> > Olivier
if you are running tcsh / csh  try looking for an autologout shell
variable in /root/.cshrc

man csh       open man page
/autologout    to search
n             repeatedly to step through


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