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acct(1M)							      acct(1M)

       acct:  acctdisk,	 acctdusg,  accton,  acctwtmp,	closewtmp, utmp2wtmp -
       overview of accounting and miscellaneous accounting commands

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       Accounting software is structured as a set of tools (consisting of both
       C  programs  and shell procedures) that can be used to build accounting
       systems.	 The shell procedures, described in acctsh(1M), are  built  on
       top of the C programs.

       Connect	time  accounting  is  handled  by  various programs that write
       records into the The programs described	in  acctcon(1M)	 convert  this
       file  into  session  and	 charging records which are then summarized by
       (see acctmerg(1M)).

       Process accounting is performed by the HP-UX system kernel.  Upon  ter‐
       mination	 of  a	process,  one  record per process is written to a file
       (normally The programs in acctprc(1M) summarize this data for  charging
       purposes;  is  used to summarize command usage (see acctcms(1M)).  Cur‐
       rent process data can be examined using (see acctcom(1M)).

       Process accounting and  connect	time  accounting  (or  any  accounting
       records	in  the	 format described in acct(4)) can be merged and summa‐
       rized into total accounting records by (see the format in acct(4)).  is
       used to format any or all accounting records (see acctsh(1M)).

       reads  lines  that  contain  user  ID,  login  name, and number of disk
       blocks, and converts them to  total  accounting	records	 that  can  be
       merged with other accounting records.

       reads  its standard input (usually from and computes disk resource con‐
       sumption (including indirect blocks) by login.  Only files found	 under
       login  directories (as determined from the password file) are accounted
       for.  All files under a login directory are assumed to belong  to  that
       user  regardless	 of  actual owner.  If is given, records consisting of
       those file names for which charges no one are placed in file (a	poten‐
       tial  source  for  finding  users trying to avoid disk charges).	 If is
       given, file is the name of the  password	 file.	 This  option  is  not
       needed if the password file is (See diskusg(1M) for more details.)

       turns  process accounting off if the optional file argument is omitted.
       If file is given, it must be the name of an existing file, to which the
       kernel appends process accounting records (see acct(2) and acct(4)).

       writes  a utmp record to its standard output if the option is not used.
       If the option is used, writes a record to The record contains the  cur‐
       rent time and a string of characters that describe the reason for writ‐
       ing the record.	 A  record  type  of  is  assigned  (see  utmp(4)  and
       utmps(4)).   The string argument reason must be 11 or fewer characters,
       numbers, or spaces if option is not used.  Otherwise, it must be 63  or
       fewer  characters,  numbers, or spaces.	For example, the following are
       suggestions for use in reboot and shutdown procedures, respectively:

       writes a record, for each user currently logged in, to  the  file  This
       program	is invoked by runacct to close the existing file before creat‐
       ing a new one.

       writes a record, for each user currently logged in, to  the  file  This
       program is invoked by runacct to initialize the newly created file.

       Holds all accounting commands listed in section (1M) of this manual.

       Current process accounting file.

       Used for converting login name to user ID

       Login/logoff history file.

       New login/logoff history database.

       acctcms(1M),   acctcom(1M),   acctcon(1M),  acctmerg(1M),  acctprc(1M),
       acctsh(1M),  diskusg(1M),  fwtmp(1M),  runacct(1M),  acct(2),  acct(4),
       utmp(4).	 utmps(4), wtmps(4).


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