When I type w at the terminal I see myself logged in two times.

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What are console and s000? Is it possible that one of these neos is actually somebody else?


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Nope. Both of those are you.

console is where you've logged in (likely on startup), and the GUI started up.

s000 is the first shell you opened, the Terminal window itself. If you look at the WHAT column, it shows the last command run in that shell (w), which you just did.

So it's the same user (you), logged into two sessions, one for the OS X GUI, and once in that shell in the Terminal window.

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    If you open more terminal windows, they will show up as s001, s002, s003, etc.
    – Daniel
    Commented Jul 3, 2012 at 16:57

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