fwtmp, wtmpfix - manipulate connect accounting records
fwtmp reads from the standard input and writes to the stan-
dard output, converting binary records of the type found in
/var/adm/wtmpx to formatted ASCII records. The ASCII ver-
sion is useful when it is necessary to edit bad records.
wtmpfix examines the standard input or named files in utmpx
format, corrects the time/date stamps to make the entries
consistent, and writes to the standard output. A hyphen (-)
can be used in place of file to indicate the standard input.
If time/date corrections are not performed, acctcon(1M) will
fault when it encounters certain date-change records.
Each time the date is set, a pair of date change records are
written to /var/adm/wtmpx. The first record is the old date
denoted by the string "old time" placed in the line field
and the flag OLD_TIME placed in the type field of the utmpx
structure. The second record specifies the new date and is
denoted by the string new time placed in the line field and
the flag NEW_TIME placed in the type field. wtmpfix uses
these records to synchronize all time stamps in the file.
In addition to correcting time/date stamps, wtmpfix will
check the validity of the name field to ensure that it con-
sists solely of alphanumeric characters or spaces. If it
encounters a name that is considered invalid, it will change
the login name to INVALID and write a diagnostic to the
standard error. In this way, wtmpfix reduces the chance that
acctcon will fail when processing connect accounting
-ic Denotes that input is in ASCII form, and output is to
be written in binary form.
history of user access and administration information
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWaccu |
acctcom(1), ed(1), acct(1M), acctcms(1M), acctcon(1M),
acctmerg(1M), acctprc(1M), acctsh(1M), runacct(1M), acct(2),
acct(3HEAD), utmpx(4), attributes(5)
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