acctcon: acctcon1, acctcon2 --
[ -ptx ]
[ -l lfile ]
[ -o ofile ]
acctcon1 converts a sequence of login/logoff records read
from its standard input to a sequence of records, one per login session.
Its input should normally be redirected from /etc/wtmp.
Its output is ASCII giving device, user IDs,
login name, prime connect time (seconds), non-prime connect time (seconds),
session starting time (numeric), and starting date and time.
acctcon1 understands the following options:
acctcon2 expects as input a sequence of login session records
and converts them into total accounting records
(see tacct format in
lfile is created to contain a summary of line usage showing
line name, number of minutes used, percentage of total elapsed time used,
number of sessions charged, number of logins, and number of logoffs.
This file helps track line usage, identify bad lines,
and find software and hardware oddities.
Hang-up, termination of
and termination of the login shell each generate logoff records,
so that the number of logoffs is often three to four times the number
ofile is filled with an overall record for the accounting period,
giving starting time, ending time, number of reboots, and number of
Print input only, showing line name, login name,
and time (in both numeric and date/time formats).
maintains a list of lines on which users are logged in.
When it reaches the end of its input,
it creates a session record for each line that still appears to be active.
It normally assumes that its input is a current file,
so that it uses the current time as the ending time for
each session still in progress.
The -t flag causes it to use,
instead, the last time found in its input, thus assuring reasonable and
repeatable numbers for non-current files.
Generate fake logout events for users who are still logged in
when accounting is run.
These commands are typically used as shown below.
The file ctmp is created only for the use of
/usr/lib/acct/acctcon1 -t -l lineuse -o reboots <wtmp | sort +1n +2 >ctmp
/usr/lib/acct/acctcon2 <ctmp | acctmerg >ctacct
The line usage report is confused by date changes.
Use wtmpfix (see
to correct this situation.
At the beginning of every year, the file /usr/lib/acct/holidays
should be updated with the appropriate holidays for the new year, or
acctcon1 will become confused when attempting to
report on prime/non-prime connect times.
Saturday and Sunday are assumed to be holidays.
acctcon1 and acctcon2 are conformant with
AT&T SVID Issue 2.
© 2003 Caldera International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003