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 runacct(1M)							 runacct(1M)




 NAME
      runacct - run daily accounting

 SYNOPSIS
      /usr/sbin/acct/runacct [mmdd[state]]

 DESCRIPTION
      runacct is the main daily accounting shell procedure.  It is normally
      initiated via cron(1M).  runacct processes connect, fee, disk, and
      process accounting files.	 It also prepares summary files for prdaily
      or billing purposes.

      runacct takes care not to damage active accounting files or summary
      files in the event of errors.  It records its progress by writing
      descriptive diagnostic messages into active.  When an error is
      detected, a message is written to /dev/console, mail (see mail(1),
      mailx(1), or elm(1)) is sent to root and adm, and runacct terminates.
      runacct uses a series of lock files to protect against re-invocation.
      The files lock and lock1 are used to prevent simultaneous invocation,
      and lastdate is used to prevent more than one invocation per day.

      runacct breaks its processing into separate, restartable states using
      statefile to remember the last state completed.  It accomplishes this
      by writing the state name into statefile.	 runacct then looks in
      statefile to see what it has done and to determine what to process
      next.  states are executed in the following order:

	   SETUP	  Move active accounting files into working files.

	   WTMPFIX	  Verify integrity of wtmp file, correcting date
			  changes if necessary.

	   CONNECT	  Produce connect session records in tacct.h format.

	   PROCESS	  Convert process accounting records into tacct.h
			  format.

	   MERGE	  Merge the connect and process accounting records.

	   FEES		  Convert output of chargefee into tacct.h format
			  and merge with connect and process accounting
			  records.

	   DISK		  Merge disk accounting records with connect,
			  process, and fee accounting records.

	   MERGETACCT	  Merge the daily total accounting records in
			  daytacct with the summary total accounting records
			  in /var/adm/acct/sum/tacct.





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 runacct(1M)							 runacct(1M)




	   CMS		  Produce command summaries.

	   USEREXIT	  Any installation-dependent accounting programs can
			  be included here.

	   CLEANUP	  Cleanup temporary files and exit.

      To restart runacct after a failure, first check the active file for
      diagnostics, then fix up any corrupted data files such as pacct or
      wtmp.  The lock files and lastdate file must be removed before runacct
      can be restarted.	 The argument mmdd is necessary if runacct is being
      restarted, and specifies the month and day for which runacct will
      rerun the accounting.  Entry point for processing is based on the
      contents of statefile; to override this, include the desired state on
      the command line to designate where processing should begin.

 EXAMPLES
      To start runacct.

	   nohup runacct 2>&gt&gt> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &&amp&amp&

      To restart runacct.

	   nohup runacct 0601 2>&gt&gt>>&gt&gt> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &&amp&amp&

      To restart runacct at a specific state.

	   nohup runacct 0601 MERGE 2>&gt&gt>>&gt&gt> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &&amp&amp&

 WARNINGS
      Normally it is not a good idea to restart runacct in its SETUP state.
      Run SETUP manually, then restart via:

	   runacct mmdd WTMPFIX

      If runacct failed in its PROCESS state, remove the last ptacct file
      because it will not be complete.

 FILES
      /var/adm/acct/nite/active
      /var/adm/acct/nite/daytacct
      /var/adm/acct/nite/lastdate
      /var/adm/acct/nite/lock
      /var/adm/acct/nite/lock1
      /var/adm/pacct*
      /var/adm/acct/nite/ptacct*.mmdd
      /var/adm/acct/nite/statefile
      /var/adm/wtmp

 SEE ALSO
      mail(1), acct(1M), acctcms(1M), acctcom(1M), acctcon(1M),



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 runacct(1M)							 runacct(1M)




      acctmerg(1M), acctprc(1M), acctsh(1M), cron(1M), fwtmp(1M), acct(2),
      acct(4), utmp(4)

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      runacct: SVID2, SVID3

















































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