enable or disable process accounting
cc . . . -lc
int acct (path)
acct is used to enable or disable
the system process accounting routine.
If the routine is enabled, an accounting record is written on an
accounting file for each process that terminates.
Termination can be caused by one of two things:
an exit call or a signal.
The effective user ID
of the calling process must be superuser to use this call.
path points to a pathname naming the accounting file.
The accounting file format is given in
The accounting routine is enabled if
is non-zero and no errors occur during the system call.
It is disabled if
is zero and no errors occur during the system call.
fails if one or more of the following is true:
The file named by
is not an ordinary file.
An attempt is being made to enable accounting when it is already enabled.
path points to an illegal address.
One or more components of the accounting file path name do not exist.
A component of the path prefix is not a directory.
The effective user of the calling process is not super-user.
The named file resides on a read-only file system.
Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned. Otherwise, a
value of -1 is returned and errno
is set to indicate the error.
acct is not part of any
currently supported standard;
it was developed by UNIX System Laboratories, Inc. and
is maintained by The SCO Group.
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