ACCTMERG(8) Maintenance Procedures ACCTMERG(8)


acctmerg - merge or add total accounting files


/usr/lib/acct/acctmerg [-a] [-i] [-p] [-t] [-u] [-v]
[filename] ...


acctmerg reads its standard input and up to nine additional files, all in
the tacct format (see acct.h(3HEAD)) or an ASCII version thereof. It
merges these inputs by adding records whose keys (normally user ID and
name) are identical, and expects the inputs to be sorted on those keys.


Produce output in ASCII version of tacct.

Produce input in ASCII version of tacct.

Print input with no processing.

Produce a single record that totals all input.

Summarize by user ID, rather than by user ID and name.

Produce output in verbose ASCII format, with more precise notation
for floating-point numbers.


Example 1: Using the acctmerg command.

The following sequence is useful for making "repairs" to any file kept in
this format:

example% acctmerg -v <filename1>filename2

Edit filename2 as you want:

example% acctmerg -i <filename2>filename1


acctcom(1), acct(2), acct.h(3HEAD), utmpx(5), attributes(7), acct(8),
acctcms(8), acctcon(8), acctprc(8), acctsh(8), fwtmp(8), runacct(8)

February 22, 1999 ACCTMERG(8)