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          faillog - display faillog records or set login failure

          faillog [options]

          faillog displays the contents of the failure log database
          (/var/log/faillog). It can also set the failure counters and
          limits. When faillog is run without arguments, it only
          displays the faillog records of the users who had a login

          The options which apply to the faillog command are:

          -a, --all
              Display (or act on) faillog records for all users having
              an entry in the faillog database.

              The range of users can be restricted with the -u option.

              In display mode, this is still restricted to existing
              users but forces the display of the faillog entries even
              if they are empty.

              With the -l, -m, -r, -t options, the users' records are
              changed, even if the user does not exist on the system.
              This is useful to reset records of users that have been
              deleted or to set a policy in advance for a range of

          -h, --help
              Display help message and exit.

          -l, --lock-secs SEC
              Lock account for SEC seconds after failed login.

              Write access to /var/log/faillog is required for this

          -m, --maximum MAX
              Set the maximum number of login failures after the
              account is disabled to MAX.

              Selecting a MAX value of 0 has the effect of not placing
              a limit on the number of failed logins.

              The maximum failure count should always be 0 for root to

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              prevent a denial of services attack against the system.

              Write access to /var/log/faillog is required for this

          -r, --reset
              Reset the counters of login failures.

              Write access to /var/log/faillog is required for this

          -R, --root CHROOT_DIR
              Apply changes in the CHROOT_DIR directory and use the
              configuration files from the CHROOT_DIR directory.

          -t, --time DAYS
              Display faillog records more recent than DAYS.

          -u, --user LOGIN|RANGE
              Display faillog record or maintains failure counters and
              limits (if used with -l, -m or -r options) only for the
              specified user(s).

              The users can be specified by a login name, a numerical
              user ID, or a RANGE of users. This RANGE of users can be
              specified with a min and max values (UID_MIN-UID_MAX), a
              max value (-UID_MAX), or a min value (UID_MIN-).

          When none of the -l, -m, or -r options are used, faillog
          displays the faillog record of the specified user(s).

          faillog only prints out users with no successful login since
          the last failure. To print out a user who has had a
          successful login since their last failure, you must
          explicitly request the user with the -u flag, or print out
          all users with the -a flag.

              Failure logging file.

          login(1), faillog(5).

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