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SA(1M)                                                                  SA(1M)



NAME
       sa, accton - system accounting

SYNOPSIS
       sa [ -abcjlnrstuv ] [ file ]

       /etc/accton [ file ]

DESCRIPTION
       With an argument naming an existing file, accton causes system account-
       ing 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 conden-
       sation 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 type-
              writer; if it begins with `y', add the command to  the  category
              `**junk**.'  This is used to strip out garbage.

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

SEE ALSO
       ac(1), acct(2)



                                                                        SA(1M)