acctcon, acctcon1, acctcon2 - connect-time accounting
The acctcon1 command 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 /var/adm/wtmp.
Its output is ASCII, giving device, user ID, login name, prime connect
time (seconds), non-prime connect time (seconds), session starting
time (numeric), and starting date and time. Prime connect time is
defined as the connect time within a specific prime period on a non-
holiday weekday (Monday through Friday). The starting and ending time
of the prime period and the year's holidays are defined in file
acctcon2 expects as input a sequence of login session records,
produced by acctcon1, and converts them into total accounting records
(see tacct format in acct(4)).
acctcon combines the functionality of acctcon1 and acctcon2 into one
program. It takes the same input format as acctcon1 and writes the
same output as acctcon2.
acctcon1 recognizes the following options:
-p Print input only, showing line name, login name,
and time (in both numeric and date/time formats).
-t acctcon1 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. The -t flag
causes it to use, instead, the last time found in
its input, thus ensuring reasonable and repeatable
numbers for non-current files.
acctcon1 and acctcon recognize the following options:
-l file file is created to contain a summary of line usage
showing line name, number of minutes used,
percentage of total elapsed time used, number of
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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 login (see
login(1)), 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. See init(1M) and utmp(4).
-o file file is filled with an overall record for the
accounting period, giving starting time, ending
time, number of reboots, and number of date
These commands are typically used as shown below. The file ctmp is
created only for the use of commands described by the acctprc(1M)
acctcon1 -t -l lineuse -o reboots <<<< wtmp | sort +1n +2 >>>> ctmp
acctcon2 <<<< ctmp | acctmerg >>>> ctacct
acctcon -t -l lineuse -o reboots <<<< wtmp | acctmerg >>>> ctacct
The line usage report is confused by date changes. Use wtmpfix (see
fwtmp(1M)) to correct this situation.
acct(1M), acctcms(1M), acctcom(1M), acctmerg(1M), acctprc(1M),
acctsh(1M), fwtmp(1M), init(1M), login(1), runacct(1M), acct(2),
acctcon1: SVID2, SVID3
acctcon2: SVID2, SVID3
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