Log Out All Other Users

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PYR0M310N, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    Is there a way to log out all other other users at the same time, ones that have switched using fast user switching, as my family is unable to do this due to laziness, and it uses up tons of RAM? At the moment the fastest way to do this is restart, by this seems a bit unnessessary.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Not cleanly. You could use Activity Monitor to identify the PIDs of their "loginwindow" and then kill those via Terminal. It would shut down most of the stuff related to their login. But it's messy and doesn't give an option to save changes.
     
  3. PYR0M310N thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PYR0M310N

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    hmmm... not really, i was hoping more for something that was easy to do rather than having to type terminal code each time
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Yeah, generally shutting down other people's accounts easily is something Apple (or any OS) doesn't want you to do...it's too easy to lose someone else's data without thinking about the consequences. But I understand why you want to do it.
     

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