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acctcom man page

User Commands                                          acctcom(1)

     acctcom - search and print process accounting files

     acctcom  [-abfhikmqrtv]  [-C sec]  [-e time]  [-E time]   [-
     g group]  [-H factor]  [-I chars]  [-l line] [-n pattern] [-
     o output-file]  [-O sec]   [-s time]   [-S time]   [-u user]

     The acctcom utility reads filenames, the standard input,  or
     /var/adm/pacct,  in  the form described by acct.h(3HEAD) and
     writes selected records  to  standard  output.  Each  record
     represents  the  execution  of one process. The output shows
     (SEC),  CPU  (SEC),  MEAN  SIZE  (K), and optionally, F (the
     fork()/exec() flag: 1 for fork() without exec()), STAT  (the
     system  exit  status),  HOG  FACTOR,  KCORE MIN, CPU FACTOR,
     CHARS TRNSFD, and  BLOCKS READ (total blocks read and  writ-

     A  `#' is prepended to the command name if the  command  was
     executed  with  super-user  privileges.  If a process is not
     associated with a known terminal, a  `?' is printed  in  the
     TTYNAME field.

     If no  filename is specified, and if the standard  input  is
     associated with a terminal or /dev/null (as is the case when
     using `&' in the shell), /var/adm/pacct is read;  otherwise,
     the standard input is read.

     If any filename arguments are given, they are read in  their
     respective  order.  Each file is normally read forward, that
     is, in chronological order by process completion time.   The
     file  /var/adm/pacct is usually the current file to be exam-
     ined; a busy system may need several such files of which all
     but the current file are found in /var/adm/pacctincr.

     The following options are supported:

     -a              Show  some  average  statistics  about   the
                     processes  selected.  The statistics will be
                     printed after the output records.

     -b              Read  backwards,  showing  latest   commands
                     first.  This option has no effect when stan-
                     dard input is read.

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User Commands                                          acctcom(1)

     -f              Print the fork()/exec() flag and system exit
                     status  columns  in  the output. The numeric
                     output for this option will be in octal.

     -h              Instead of mean memory size, show the  frac-
                     tion of total available CPU time consumed by
                     the process during its execution. This  "hog
                     factor"    is   computed   as   (total   CPU
                     time)/(elapsed time).

     -i              Print columns containing the I/O  counts  in
                     the output.

     -k              Instead of memory size,  show  total  kcore-

     -m              Show mean core size (the default).

     -q              Do not print any output records, just  print
                     the   average  statistics  as  with  the  -a

     -r              Show CPU  factor  (user-time/(system-time  +

     -t              Show separate system and user CPU times.

     -v              Exclude column headings from the output.

     -C sec          Show only  processes  with  total  CPU  time
                     (system-time   +  user-time)  exceeding  sec

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User Commands                                          acctcom(1)

     -e time         Select processes existing at or before time.

     -E time         Select processes ending at or  before  time.
                     Using the same time for both -S and -E shows
                     the processes that existed at time.

     -g group        Show only processes belonging to group.  The
                     group  may be designated by either the group
                     ID or group name.

     -H factor       Show  only  processes  that  exceed  factor,
                     where   factor   is   the  "hog  factor"  as
                     explained in option -h above.

     -I chars        Show only processes transferring more  char-
                     acters  than  the  cutoff  number  given  by

     -l line         Show only processes  belonging  to  terminal

     -n pattern      Show only commands matching pattern that may
                     be  a  regular  expression as in regcmp(3C),
                     except + means one or more occurrences.

     -o output-file  Copy selected process records in  the  input
                     data  format to output-file; suppress print-
                     ing to standard output.

     -O sec          Show only processes  with  CPU  system  time
                     exceeding sec seconds.

     -s time         Select processes existing at or after  time,
                     given in the format hr[:min[:sec]].

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User Commands                                          acctcom(1)

     -S time         Select processes starting at or after time.

     -u user         Show only processes belonging to  user.  The
                     user  may be specified by a user ID, a login
                     name that is then converted to  a  user  ID,
                     `#'  (which  designates only those processes
                     executed with superuser privileges), or  `?'
                     (which designates only those processes asso-
                     ciated with unknown user IDs).

     /etc/group              system group file

     /etc/passwd             system password file

     /var/adm/pacctincr      active processes accounting file

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWaccu                    |
    | CSI                         | enabled                     |

     ps(1),  acct(1M),  acctcms(1M),  acctcon(1M),  acctmerg(1M),
     acctprc(1M),  acctsh(1M),  fwtmp(1M),  runacct(1M),  su(1M),
     acct(2), regcmp(3C), acct.h(3HEAD), utmp(4), attributes(5)

     System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

     acctcom reports only on processes that have terminated;  use
     ps(1) for active processes.

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