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SA(1M)											   SA(1M)

       sa, accton - system accounting

       sa [ -abcjlnrstuv ] [ file ]

       /etc/accton [ file ]

       With  an argument naming an existing file, accton causes system accounting information for
       every process executed to be placed at the end of the file.   If  no  arguemnt  is  given,
       accounting is turned off.

       Sa reports on, cleans up, and generally maintains accounting files.

       Sa   is	 able	to  condense  the  information	in  /usr/adm/acct  into  a  summary  file
       /usr/adm/savacct which contains a count of the number of times each command was called and
       the  time  resources  consumed.	 This condensation is desirable because on a large system
       acct can grow by 100 blocks per day.  The summary file is read before the accounting file,
       so the reports include all available information.

       If  a file name is given as the last argument, that file will be treated as the accounting
       file; sha is the default.  There are zillions of options:

       a      Place all command names containing unprintable characters and those used only  once
	      under the name `***other.'

       b      Sort  output  by	sum  of user and system time divided by number of calls.  Default
	      sort is by sum of user and system times.

       c      Besides total user, system, and real time for  each  command  print  percentage  of
	      total time over all commands.

       j      Instead of total minutes time for each category, give seconds per call.

       l      Separate system and user time; normally they are combined.

       m      Print number of processes and number of CPU minutes for each user.

       n      Sort by number of calls.

       r      Reverse order of sort.

       s      Merge accounting file into summary file /usr/adm/savacct when done.

       t      For each command report ratio of real time to the sum of user and system times.

       u      Superseding all other flags, print for each command in the accounting file the user
	      ID and command name.

       v      If the next character is a digit n, then type the name of each command used n times
	      or  fewer.   Await a reply from the typewriter; if it begins with `y', add the com-
	      mand to the category `**junk**.'	This is used to strip out garbage.

       /usr/adm/acct  raw accounting
       /usr/adm/savacct    summary
       /usr/adm/usracct    per-user summary

       ac(1), acct(2)

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