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acctcon(8)							   acctcon(8)


  acctcon1, acctcon2 - Display connect-time accounting summaries


  acctcon1 [-l file] [-o file] [-p] [-t]



  -l file
      Writes line-usage	format from the	input file (usually /var/adm/wtmp) to
      file for the accounting period during which the file /var/adm/wtmp is
      active. The following example shows the ASCII line-usage heading for-

	   pty/ttyp4	     37		  64	    3	   3	   7
	   console	     26		  45	    2	   2	   4
	   pty/ttyp5	      7		  11	    1	   1	   3
	   pty/ttyp6	      0		   0	    0	   0	   2
	   TOTALS	     69		   -	    6	   6	  16

      TOTAL DURATION specifies the total number	of minutes used	for connect
      sessions during the accounting period during which the /var/adm/wtmp
      file is active. The columns specify the line name, the number of ses-
      sion minutes used, the percentage	of total elapsed time used for the
      sessions,	the number of sessions charged,	the number of logins, and the
      number of	logouts. The last line in the line-usage file totals the
      entries for each column.

      The line-usage format helps to track line	usage and identify bad lines.
      All hangups, terminations	of the login command, and terminations of the
      login shell cause	the system to write logout records, so that the
      number of	logouts	is often greater than the number of sessions.

  -o file
      Writes an	overall-record format to file from the input file (usually
      /var/adm/wtmp) for the accounting	period during which the	/var/adm/wtmp
      file is active.  The following example shows the overall-record format:

	   from	mon day	date hh:mm:ss yyyy tz
	   to	mon day	date hh:mm:ss yyyy tz
	   2	date changes  Number of	times the date was changed.
	   21	acctg off     Number of	times accounting functions
			      were turned off.
	   25	run-level S   Number of	times accounting functions
			      ran in single-user mode.
	   108	system boot   Number of	times the system was rebooted.
	   21	acctg on      Number of	times accounting functions
			      were turned on.
	   21	acctcon1      Number of	times the acctcon1 command
			      was issued.

      The first	lines specify the date and time	stamp, including time zone,
      of the accounting	period start time and end time.

  -p  Writes the input file (usually /var/adm/wtmp) to the default output
      device. For example:

	   pty/ttyp1  hoff   616883748	Jul  19	 16:35:48  1990	 EST
	   pty/ttyp1  hoff   616883825	Jul  19	 16:37:05  1990	 EST
	   pty/ttyp1  LOGIN  616883833	Jul  19	 16:37:13  1990	 EST
	   pty/ttyp1  tom    616883837	Jul  19	 16:37:17  1990	 EST

      The output columnar format lists the line	reference name,	the login
      name, the	time in	seconds	since January 1, 1970, 0 hours,	0 minutes, 0
      seconds, the date, the 24-hour clock time, the year, and the time	zone.

  -t  Uses the last time found in the input file as the	ending time for	any
      current processes. This time, rather than	current	time, is necessary to
      have reasonable and repeatable values for	noncurrent files. The output
      format is	the same as the	default	output format.

      The acctcon1 command also	maintains a list of ports on which users are
      logged in. When the acctcon1 command reaches the end of its input, a
      session record is	written	for each port that still appears to be
      active. The acctcon1 command assumes that	the input source is the
      current file and uses current time as the	ending time for	each session
      still in progress.


  The acctcon1 and acctcon2 commands are described separately.


  The acctcon1 command is invoked by the runacct shell procedure to write a
  sequence of login and	logout records.	One record for each connect session
  is written to	the specified destination as a sequence	of login session
  records. The /var/adm/wtmp source file should	be directed as input to	the

  The following	example	shows the default ASCII	columnar output	format:

       285212673  1192	hoff 85	   0	 616883748  Jul	19 16:35:48  1990 EST
       285212673  1033	tom  10	   0	 616883837  Jul	19 16:37:17  1990 EST
       285212673  0	root 1345  2852	 616883855  Jul	19 16:37:35  1990 EST
       285212673  1120	jim  0	   62	 616888058  Jul	19 17:47:38  1990 EST

  The columns contain the following information:

    +  Device address, expressed as a decimal equivalent of the	major/minor
       device address at which the connection was activated.

    +  User ID assigned	for the	connect-session	record.

    +  Login name under	which the session took place.

    +  Total number of prime-time seconds for the connect session.

    +  Total number of nonprime-time seconds for the connect session.

    +  Seconds since the date 0	hours, 0 minutes 0 seconds, 1 January 1970.

    +  Month, day of the month,	connect-session	starting time, year, and time

  The order of date and	time information is locale dependent. The timestamps
  shown	use the	default	format for date	and time values; however, you can
  define the NLTIME environment	variable to change this	format.


  The acctcon2 command is invoked by the runacct shell procedure. It converts
  a sequence of	login session records produced by the acctcon1 command into
  connect-time total accounting	records. These records are often merged	with
  other	total accounting records with the acctmerg command to produce a	daily


   1.  The following example converts login records to a default format	login
       session record report:

	    acctcon1 -t	/var/adm/lineuse -o /var/adm/reboots \
			  <&lt; /var/adm/wtmp >&gt; /var/adm/logsess

       This example generates three files. The /var/adm/logsess	file lists
       ending date and 24-hour timestamp records that correspond with the
       last time that input was	obtained with the -t option. For the account-
       ing period covered by the /var/adm/wtmp file, the /var/adm/lineuse
       line-usage summary file is generated by the -l option, and the
       /var/adm/reboots	overall	record file is obtained	with the -o option.

   2.  The following example converts a	series of login	session	records	in
       the /var/adm/logsess file to a total accounting record in the
       /var/adm/logacct	binary file:
	    acctcon2 <&lt; /var/adm/logsess	>&gt; /var/adm/logacct


      Specifies	command	path.

      Specifies	command	path.

      The active login/logout database file.

  /usr/include/sys/acct.h, /usr/include/utmp.h
      Accounting header	files that define formats for writing accounting


  Commands: login(1), acct(8), acctmerg(8), fwtmp(8), init(8), wtmpconvert(8)

  Functions: acct(2)