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acctcon


NAME
     acctcon, acctcon1, acctcon2 - connect-time accounting

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/lib/acct/acctcon [-l lineuse] [-o reboot]

     /usr/lib/acct/acctcon1 [-p] [-t] [-l lineuse] [-o reboot]

     /usr/lib/acct/acctcon2

DESCRIPTION
     acctcon converts a sequence of login/logoff records to total
     accounting  records (see the tacct format in acct.h(3HEAD)).
     The login/logoff records are read from standard input.   The
     file   /var/adm/wtmpx   is   usually   the   source  of  the
     login/logoff records; however, because it might contain cor-
     rupted  records  or  system date changes, it should first be
     fixed   using   wtmpfix.   The   fixed   version   of   file
     /var/adm/wtmpx  can then be redirected to acctcon. The tacct
     records are written to standard output.

     acctcon is a combination of the programs acctcon1 and  acct-
     con2. acctcon1 converts login/logoff records, taken from the
     fixed /var/adm/wtmpx file, to ASCII output.  acctcon2  reads
     the  ASCII records produced by acctcon1 and converts them to
     tacct records. acctcon1 can be  used  with  the  -l  and  -o
     options,  described  below,  as  well  as with the -p and -t
     options.

OPTIONS
     -p              Print input only, showing line  name,  login
                     name,   and   time   (in  both  numeric  and
                     date/time formats).



     -t              acctcon1 maintains a list of lines on  which
                     users are logged in. When it reaches the end
                     of its input, it emits 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 repeat-
                     able numbers for non-current files.



     -l lineuse      lineuse 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.  Hangup,  termination  of login(1)
                     and termination of the login shell each gen-
                     erate  logoff records, so that the number of
                     logoffs is often three  to  four  times  the
                     number   of   sessions.  See   init(1M)  and
                     utmpx(4).



     -o reboot       reboot is filled with an overall record  for
                     the accounting period, giving starting time,
                     ending time, number of reboots,  and  number
                     of date changes.



EXAMPLES
     Example 1: Using the acctcon command.

     The acctcon command is typically used as follows:

     example% acctcon -l lineuse -o reboots < tmpwtmp > ctacct

     The acctcon1 and acctcon2 commands  are  typically  used  as
     follows:

     example% acctcon1 -l lineuse -o reboots < tmpwtmp | sort +1n +2 > ctmp
     example% acctcon2 < ctmp > ctacct

FILES
     /var/adm/wtmpx          History of user access and  adminis-
                             tration information



ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWaccu                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|



SEE ALSO
     acctcom(1), login(1), acct(1M),  acctcms(1M),  acctmerg(1M),
     acctprc(1M),  acctsh(1M),  fwtmp(1M), init(1M), runacct(1M),
     acct(2), acct.h(3HEAD), utmpx(4), attributes(5)

     System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

NOTES
     The line usage report  is  confused  by  date  changes.  Use
     wtmpfix  (see fwtmp(1M)), with the /var/adm/wtmpx file as an
     argument, to correct this situation.

     During a single invocation of any given command,  the  acct-
     con,  acctcon1,  and acctcon2 commands can process a maximum
     of:

       o  6000 distinct session

       o  1000 distinct terminal lines

       o  2000 distinct login names


     If at some point the actual  number  of  any  one  of  these
     items exceeds the maximum, the command will not succeed.










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