Manual page for ACCTCON(8)
acctcon1, acctcon2 - connect-time accounting
converts a sequence of login/logoff records read from its standard input
to a sequence of records, one per login session.
Its input should normally be redirected from
Its output is
giving device, user
login name, prime connect time (seconds),
non-prime connect time (seconds),
session starting time (numeric),
and starting date and time.
expects as input a sequence of login session records and converts them
into total accounting records
Print input only,
showing line name,
and time (in both numeric and date/time formats).
maintains a list of lines on which users are logged in.
When it reaches the end of its input,
it emits a session record for each line that still appears to be active.
It normally assumes that its input is a current file,
so that it uses the current time as the ending time for
each session still in progress.
flag causes it to use, instead, the last time found in its input,
thus assuring reasonable and repeatable numbers for non-current files.
- -l file
is created to contain a summary of line usage showing
number of minutes used,
percentage of total elapsed time used,
number of sessions charged,
number of logins,
and number of logoffs.
This file helps track line usage,
identify bad lines,
and find software and hardware oddities.
Hang-up, termination of
and termination of the login shell each generate logoff records,
so that the number of logoffs is often three to four times the number of sessions.
- -o file
is filled with an overall record for the accounting period,
giving starting time,
number of reboots,
and number of date changes.
These commands are typically used as shown below.
is created only for the use of
acctcon1 -t -l lineuse -o reboots <wtmp | sort +1n +2 >ctmp
acctcon2 <ctmp | acctmerg >ctacct
The line usage report is confused by date changes.
to correct this situation.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97