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accton(8) [freebsd man page]

ACCTON(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						 ACCTON(8)

NAME
accton -- enable/disable system accounting SYNOPSIS
accton [acctfile] DESCRIPTION
The accton utility is used for switching system accounting on or off. If called with the argument acctfile, system accounting is enabled. The acctfile specified must exist prior to starting system accounting, or accton will return an error. A record of every process that is started by the execve(2) system call and then later exits the system is stored in acctfile. The sa(8) command may be used to examine the accounting records. If no arguments are given, system accounting is disabled. FILES
/var/account/acct default accounting file SEE ALSO
lastcomm(1), acct(2), acct(5), sa(8) BSD
May 21, 1993 BSD

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DUMP_ACCT(8)						      System Manager's Manual						      DUMP_ACCT(8)

NAME
dump-acct - print an acct/pacct file in human-readable format SYNOPSIS
dump-acct [-r|--reverse] [-R|--raw] [-n|--num recs] [--byte-swap] [--format] [--ahz freq] [-h|--help] [files] DESCRIPTION
The dump-acct command transforms the output file from the accton format to the human-readable format: one record per line. Each record consists of severald fields which are separated by character "|" (the meaning of concreate field depends on the version of kernel package - with which the accton file was created). OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -r, --reverse Print the output in reverse order. -R, --raw The records will be printed without any parsing. -n, --num NUMRECS Display only the first NUMRECS number of records. --byteswap Swap the bytes (relative to your system's native byte order) in --raw output. --format Set output format with --raw option. --ahz FREQ Set the AHZ (platform dependent frequency in Hertz) to FREQ. -h, --help Print a help message and the default location of the process accounting file and exit. SEE ALSO
accton (8), lastcomm (1) Linux accounting system 2009 December 2 DUMP_ACCT(8)

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