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pac - printer/plotter accounting information
/usr/sbin/pac [ -Pprinter ] [ -pprice ] [ -s ] [ -r ] [ -c ] [ -m ] [ name ... ]
Pac reads the printer/plotter accounting files, accumulating the number of pages (the
usual case) or feet (for raster devices) of paper consumed by each user, and printing out
how much each user consumed in pages or feet and dollars. If any names are specified,
then statistics are only printed for those users; usually, statistics are printed for
every user who has used any paper.
The -P flag causes accounting to be done for the named printer. Normally, accounting is
done for the default printer (site dependent) or the value of the environment variable
PRINTER is used.
The -p flag causes the value price to be used for the cost in dollars instead of the
default value of 0.02 or the price specified in /etc/printcap.
The -c flag causes the output to be sorted by cost; usually the output is sorted alphabet-
ically by name.
The -r flag reverses the sorting order.
The -s flag causes the accounting information to be summarized on the summary accounting
file; this summarization is necessary since on a busy system, the accounting file can grow
by several lines per day.
The -m flag causes the host name to be ignored in the accounting file. This allows for a
user on multiple machines to have all of his printing charges grouped together.
/usr/adm/?acct raw accounting files
/usr/adm/?_sum summary accounting files
/etc/printcap printer capability data base
The relationship between the computed price and reality is as yet unknown.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution November 1, 1996 PAC(8)
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