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ACCT(2)			   Linux Programmer's Manual		       ACCT(2)

       acct - switch process accounting on or off

       #include <unistd.h>

       int acct(const char *filename);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       acct(): _BSD_SOURCE || (_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE < 500)

       The  acct()  system  call  enables  or disables process accounting.  If
       called with the name of an existing file as its argument, accounting is
       turned  on,  and	 records  for each terminating process are appended to
       filename as it terminates.  An argument of NULL causes accounting to be
       turned off.

       On  success,  zero is returned.	On error, -1 is returned, and errno is
       set appropriately.

       EACCES Write permission is denied for the  specified  file,  or	search
	      permission is denied for one of the directories in the path pre‐
	      fix of filename (see also path_resolution(7)),  or  filename  is
	      not a regular file.

       EFAULT filename points outside your accessible address space.

       EIO    Error writing to the file filename.

       EISDIR filename is a directory.

       ELOOP  Too many symbolic links were encountered in resolving filename.

	      filename was too long.

       ENFILE The  system  limit  on  the  total number of open files has been

       ENOENT The specified filename does not exist.

       ENOMEM Out of memory.

       ENOSYS BSD process accounting has not been enabled when	the  operating
	      system  kernel was compiled.  The kernel configuration parameter
	      controlling this feature is CONFIG_BSD_PROCESS_ACCT.

	      A component used as a directory in filename is  not  in  fact  a

       EPERM  The calling process has insufficient privilege to enable process
	      accounting.  On Linux the CAP_SYS_PACCT capability is required.

       EROFS  filename refers to a file on a read-only filesystem.

       EUSERS There are no more free file structures or we ran out of memory.

       SVr4, 4.3BSD (but not POSIX).

       No accounting is produced for programs  running	when  a	 system	 crash
       occurs.	 In  particular,  nonterminating processes are never accounted

       The structure  of  the  records	written	 to  the  accounting  file  is
       described in acct(5).


       This  page  is  part of release 3.54 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at

Linux				  2008-06-16			       ACCT(2)

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