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holidays - prime/nonprime table for the accounting system




The /etc/acct/holidays file specifies prime time hours and holidays.
Holidays and weekends are considered non-prime time hours.

/etc/acct/holidays is used by the accounting system.

All lines beginning with an * are comments.

The /etc/acct/holidays file consists of two sections. The first non-
comment line defines the current year and the start time of prime and
non-prime time hours, in the form of:

current_year prime_start non_prime_start

Specify prime_start and non_prime_start times in the range of 0000 to

The remaining non-comment lines define the holidays in the form of:

month/day company_holiday

Of these two fields, only the month/day is actually used by the
accounting system programs.

The /etc/acct/holidays file must be updated every year.


Example 1: An Example of the /etc/acct/holidays File

The following is an example of the /etc/acct/holidays file:

* Prime/Nonprime Table for the accounting system
* Curr Prime Non-Prime
* Year Start Start
1991 0830 1800
* only the first column (month/day) is significant.
* month/day Company Holiday
1/1 New Years Day
5/30 Memorial Day
7/4 Indep. Day
9/5 Labor Day
11/24 Thanksgiving Day
11/25 day after Thanksgiving
12/25 Christmas
12/26 day after Christmas



August 18, 2008 HOLIDAYS(5)