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ACCTCON(8)                  System Manager's Manual                 ACCTCON(8)



NAME
       acctcon1, acctcon2 - connect-time accounting

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/lib/acct/acctcon1 [ -pt ] [ -l file ] [ -o file ]

       /usr/lib/acct/acctcon2

DESCRIPTION
   acctcon1
       acctcon1  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  (sec-
       onds),   non-prime   connect  time  (seconds),  session  starting  time
       (numeric), and starting date and time.

   acctcon2
       acctcon2 expects as input a sequence of login session records and  con-
       verts them into total accounting records (see tacct format in acct(5)).

OPTIONS
   acctcon1
       -p     Print  input  only,  showing line name, login name, and time (in
              both numeric and date/time formats).

       -t     Test mode.  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 assuring reasonable and repeatable
              numbers for non-current files.

       -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 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, termi-
              nation of login(1) and termination of the login shell each  gen-
              erate  logoff  records,  so  that the number of logoffs is often
              three to four times the number of  sessions.   See  init(8)  and
              utmp(5V).

       -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 changes.

EXAMPLES
       These  commands  are  typically  used as shown below.  The file ctmp is
       created only for the use of acctprc(8) commands:

       acctcon1 -t -l lineuse -o reboots <&lt;wtmp | sort +1n +2 >&gt;ctmp
       acctcon2 <&lt;ctmp | acctmerg >&gt;ctacct

FILES
       /var/adm/wtmp

SEE ALSO
       acctcom(1), login(1), acct(2V), acct(5), utmp(5V), acct(8), acctcms(8),
       acctmerg(8), acctprc(8), acctsh(8), fwtmp(8), init(8), runacct(8)

BUGS
       The  line  usage  report is confused by date changes.  Use wtmpfix (see
       fwtmp(8)) to correct this situation.



                                13 January 1990                     ACCTCON(8)