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acct - turn accounting on or off
The system is prepared to write a record in an accounting file for each process as it ter-
minates. This call, with a null-terminated string naming an existing file as argument,
turns on accounting; records for each terminating process are appended to file. An argu-
ment of 0 causes accounting to be turned off.
The accounting file format is given in acct(5).
On error -1 is returned. The file must exist and the call may be exercised only by the
super-user. It is erroneous to try to turn on accounting when it is already on.
No accounting is produced for programs running when a crash occurs. In particular nonter-
minating programs are never accounted for.
(acct = 51.)
sys acct; file
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