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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for pac (netbsd section 8)

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

     pac -- printer/plotter accounting information

     pac [-cmrs] [-P printer] [-p price] [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.

     Options and operands available:

     -Pprinter	Accounting is 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.

     -c 	flag causes the output to be sorted by cost; usually the output is sorted alpha-
		betically by name.

     -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.

     -pprice	The value price is used for the cost in dollars instead of the default value of
		0.02 or the price specified in /etc/printcap.

     -r 	Reverse the sorting order.

     -s 	Accounting information is summarized on the summary accounting file; this summa-
		rization is necessary since on a busy system, the accounting file can grow by
		several lines per day.

     names	Statistics are only printed for user(s) name; usually, statistics are printed for
		every user who has used any paper.

     pac formats the output into simple table, using four columns - number of feets or pages
     (column "pages/feet"), how many copies were made (column "runs"), total price for this print
     (column "price") and user login with host name (column "login" or "host name and login"). If
     argument name was not used and hence pac is printing information for all users, a summary
     line with print totals (runs, pages, price) is appended.

     Note that pac on other system might print the price as price per copy.

     /var/account/?acct  raw accounting files
     /var/account/?_sum  summary accounting files
     /etc/printcap	 printer capability data base


     The pac command appeared in 4.0BSD.

     The relationship between the computed price and reality is as yet unknown.

BSD					   June 6, 1993 				      BSD

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