ACCTCOM(1) 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] [filename]...


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 the COMMAND NAME, USER, TTYNAME, START
TIME, END TIME, REAL (SEC), CPU (SEC), MEAN SIZE (K), and optionally, F
(the fork()/exec() flag: 1 for fork() without exec()), STAT (the system
BLOCKS READ (total blocks read and written).

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 examined; 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:

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

Read backwards, showing latest commands first. This
option has no effect when standard input is read.

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

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

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

Instead of memory size, show total kcore-minutes.

Show mean core size (the default).

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

Show CPU factor (user-time/(system-time + user-time)).

Show separate system and user CPU times.

Exclude column headings from the output.

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

-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 characters than
the cutoff number given by chars.

-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 printing to standard output.

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

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

-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 associated
with unknown user IDs).


system group file

system password file

active processes accounting file


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

|CSI | Enabled |


ps(1), acct(2), regcmp(3C), acct.h(3HEAD), utmp(5), attributes(7),
acct(8), acctcms(8), acctcon(8), acctmerg(8), acctprc(8), acctsh(8),
fwtmp(8), runacct(8), su(8)

System Administration Guide: Basic Administration


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

January 11, 1996 ACCTCOM(1)