Awwwww shuks but the gui makes it som much more fun! anywho yay for admins! hehe thanks for the promt reply and a couple 'o side notes

yes theres several things they do when they swipe the card.
1: they (mystery casheir #1) first have to log on to the stores private network (whalmart *shudders*) but odlly enough they dont use a ssh in the store network

1A: user enters casheir number (asigned to user @ hire)
1B: logs in(pass?)
1C: scans barcode @ register
1D: swipes magnetic strip on card

(given that i dont do they cashier job ima gona sweat talk to a friend 'o mine so be back soon)