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     runacct - run daily accounting

     /usr/lib/acct/runacct [ mmdd [state]]

     runacct is the main daily accounting shell procedure. It  is
     normally  initiated  using  cron. runacct processes connect,
     fee, disk, and process accounting files.  It  also  prepares
     summary  files  for  prdaily or billing purposes. runacct is
     distributed only to source code licensees.

     runacct takes care not to damage active accounting files  or
     summary  files  in  the event of errors. It records its pro-
     gress  by  writing  descriptive  diagnostic  messages   into
     active.  When  an error is detected, a message is written to
     /dev/console, mail (see mail(1)) is sent to  root  and  adm,
     and  runacct terminates. runacct uses a series of lock files
     to protect against re-invocation. The files lock  and  lock1
     are used to prevent simultaneous invocation, and lastdate is
     used to prevent more than one invocation per day.

     runacct breaks its  processing  into  separate,  restartable
     states using statefile to remember the last state completed.
     It accomplishes this by writing the  state  name  into  sta-
     tefile.  runacct  then looks in statefile to see what it has
     done and to determine what to process next. states are  exe-
     cuted in the following order:

     SETUP           Move active accounting  files  into  working

     WTMPFIX         Verify integrity of wtmpx  file,  correcting
                     date changes if necessary.

     CONNECT         Produce connect session records  in  tacct.h

     PROCESS         Convert  process  accounting  records   into
                     tacct.h format.

     MERGE           Merge the  connect  and  process  accounting

     FEES            Convert output  of  chargefee  into  tacct.h
                     format,  merge  with  connect,  and  process
                     accounting records.

     DISK            Merge disk accounting records with  connect,
                     process, and fee accounting records.

     MERGETACCT      Merge the daily total accounting records  in
                     daytacct  with  the summary total accounting
                     records in /var/adm/acct/sum/tacct.

     CMS             Produce command summaries.

     USEREXIT        Any installation dependent  accounting  pro-
                     grams can be included here.

     CLEANUP         Clean up temporary files and exit.  To  res-
                     tart  runacct  after a failure,  first check
                     the active file for  diagnostics,  then  fix
                     any  corrupted  data files, such as pacct or
                     wtmpx. The lock, lock1, and  lastdate  files
                     must  be removed  before runacct can be res-
                     tarted. The argument mmdd  is  necessary  if
                     runacct  is  being restarted. mmdd specifies
                     the month and day  for  which  runacct  will
                     rerun  the  accounting.  The entry point for
                     processing is based on the contents of  sta-
                     tefile;   to   override  this,  include  the
                     desired state on the command line to  desig-
                     nate where processing should begin.

     Example 1: Starting runacct

     The following example starts runacct:

     example% nohup runacct 2> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &

     Example 2: Restarting runacct

     The following example restarts runacct:

     example% nohup runacct 0601 2>> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &

     Example 3: Restarting runacct at a Specific State

     The following example restarts runacct at a specific state:

     example% nohup runacct 0601 MERGE 2>> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &


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

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWaccu                    |

     acctcom(1),  mail(1),  acct(1M),  acctcms(1M),  acctcon(1M),
     acctmerg(1M),  acctprc(1M), acctsh(1M), cron(1M), fwtmp(1M),
     acct(2), acct.h(3HEAD), utmpx(4), attributes(5)

     It is not recommended to restart runacct in the SETUP state.
     Run SETUP manually and restart using:

          runacct mmdd WTMPFIX

     If runacct failed in the  PROCESS  state,  remove  the  last
     ptacct file because it will not be complete.

     The runacct command can process a maximum of

       o  6000 distinct sessions

       o  1000 distinct terminal lines

       o  2000 distinct login names

     during a single invocation of the command.  If at some point
     the actual number of any one of these items exceeds the max-
     imum, the command will not succeed.

     Do not invoke runacct at the same time as ckpacct, as  there
     may  be  a  conflict if both scripts attempt to execute tur-
     nacct switch simultaneously.

Man pages from Solaris 10 Update 8. See docs.sun.com and www.oracle.com for further documentation and Solaris information.