acctcon, acctcon1, acctcon2 - connect-time accounting


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

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



     acctcon converts a sequence of login/logoff records to total
     accounting  records  (see  the tacct format in acct(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


     -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 pro-
           gress. 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.

     -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, ter-
           mination of login(1)  and  termination  of  the  login
           shell each generate 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.


     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

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


           History of user access and administration information


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

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


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

     System Administration Guide: Basic Administration


     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

        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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