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

       sa, accton - system accounting

       /usr/etc/sa  [  -abcdDfijkKlmnrstu  ] [ -v[n] ] [ -S savacctfile ] [ -U
       usracctfile ] [ filename ]

       /usr/lib/acct/accton [ filename ]

       With an argument naming an  existing  filename,  accton  causes  system
       accounting  information  for every process executed to be placed at the
       end of the file.  If no argument is given, accounting is turned off.

       sa reports on, cleans up, and generally maintains accounting files.

       sa is able to condense the information in /var/adm/pacct into a summary
       file  /var/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 /var/adm/pacct can grow
       by 500K bytes per day.  The summary file is normally  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; /var/adm/pacct is the default.

       Output fields are labeled: cpu for the sum of user+system time (in min-
       utes), re for real time (also in minutes), k for CPU-time averaged core
       usage (in 1k units), avio for average number of I/O operations per exe-
       cution.   With  options  fields  labeled  tio for total I/O operations,
       k*sec for CPU storage integral (kilo-core seconds), u and  s  for  user
       and system CPU time alone (both in minutes) will sometimes appear.

       sa  also breaks out accounting statistics by user.  This information is
       kept in the file /var/adm/usracct.

       -a     Print all command names, even those containing unprintable char-
              acters  and  those used only once.  By default, those are placed
              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.

       -d     Sort by average number of disk I/O operations.

       -D     Print and sort by total number of disk I/O operations.

       -f     Force no interactive threshold compression with -v flag.

       -i     Do not read in summary file.

       -j     Instead of total minutes time for each  category,  give  seconds
              per call.

       -k     Sort by CPU-time average memory usage.

       -K     Print and sort by CPU-storage integral.

       -l     Separate system and user time; normally they are combined.

       -m     Print  number  of  processes  and number of CPU minutes for each

       -n     Sort by number of calls.

       -r     Reverse order of sort.

       -s     Merge accounting file into summary  file  /var/adm/savacct  when

       -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  record  in  the
              accounting file the user ID and command name.

       -v     Followed  by  a  number n, types the name of each command used n
              times or fewer.  If n is not specified, it defaults to 1.  Await
              a  reply from the terminal; if it begins with y, add the command
              to the category `**junk**.' This is used to strip out garbage.

       -S     The following filename is  used  as  the  command  summary  file
              instead of /var/adm/savacct.

       -U     The  following  filename  is used instead of /var/adm/usracct to
              accumulate the per-user statistics printed by the -m option.

       /var/adm/pacct      raw accounting
       /var/adm/savacct    summary by command
       /var/adm/usracct    summary by user ID

       acct(2V), acct(5), ac(8)

       sa's execution time  increases  linearly  with  the  magnitude  of  the
       largest positive user ID in /etc/passwd.

                                8 January 1988                           SA(8)