acctcon, acctcon1, acctcon2 - connect-time accounting
The command converts a sequence of login/logoff records read from its
standard input to a sequence of records, one per login session. Its
input should normally be redirected from or Its output is ASCII, giving
device, user ID, login name, prime connect time (seconds), non-prime
connect time (seconds), session starting time (numeric), and starting
date and time. Prime connect time is defined as the connect time
within a specific prime period on a non-holiday weekday (Monday through
Friday). The starting and ending time of the prime period and the
year's holidays are defined in file
expects as input a sequence of login session records, produced by and
converts them into total accounting records (see format in acct(4)).
combines the functionality of and into one program. It takes the same
input format as and writes the same output as
recognizes the following options:
Print input only, showing line name, login name,
and time (in both numeric and date/time formats).
maintains a list of lines on which users are logged in.
When it reaches the end of its input, it emits a
session record for each line that still appears
to be active. It normally assumes that its input
is a current file, so that it uses the current
time as the ending time for each session still in
progress. The flag causes it to use, instead,
the last time found in its input, thus ensuring
reasonable and repeatable numbers for non-current
and recognize the following options:
file is created to contain a summary of line usage
showing line name, number of minutes used, per‐
centage of total elapsed time used, number of
sessions charged, number of logins, and number of
logoffs. This file helps track line usage, iden‐
tify bad lines, and find software and hardware
oddities. Hang-up, termination of (see
login(1)), and termination of the login shell
each generate logoff records, so that the number
of logoffs is often three to four times the num‐
ber of sessions. See init(1M) and utmp(4).
file is filled with an overall record for the account‐
ing period, giving starting time, ending time,
number of reboots, and number of date changes.
When this option is used, the records of the type found in
are read from the specified input.
These commands are typically used as shown below. The file is created
only for the use of commands described by the acctprc(1M) manual entry:
The file can be either or a file containing records of the type found
The line usage report is confused by date changes. Use (see fwtmp(1M))
to correct this situation.
FILESSEE ALSOlogin(1), acct(1M), acctcms(1M), acctcom(1M), acctmerg(1M), acct‐
prc(1M), acctsh(1M), fwtmp(1M), init(1M), utmpd(1M), runacct(1M),
acct(2), getbwent(3C), acct(4), utmp(4).