TMOUT – Auto Logout Linux Shell When There Isn’t Any Activity

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5 Responses

  1. Lisa says:


    Thank you for the great instructions, however we’re running Centos 6.9 and need to get this working on our servers for PCIDSS reasons. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for us. I’ve also tried adding it to the .bashrc file, but no joy. Any ideas?

  2. rahul mishra says:

    “A user will be logged out after 160 seconds (2 minutes), if he or she is not attending to the system.”

    160 secs is not 2 mins.. it should be 120 secs

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