acctcom -- search and print process accounting file(s)


acctcom [options] [file ...]


acctcom reads file, the standard input, or /var/adm/pacct, in the form described by acct(4) and writes selected records to the standard output. Each record represents the execution of one process. The output shows the COMMAND NAME, USER, TTYNAME, START TIME, END TIME, REAL (SEC), CPU (SEC), MEAN SIZE (K), and optionally, F (the fork/exec flag: 1 for fork without exec), STAT (the system exit status), HOG FACTOR, KCORE MIN, CPU FACTOR, CHARS TRNSFD, and BLOCKS READ (total blocks read and written).

A ``#'' is prefixed to the command name if the command was executed by a privileged user. If a process is not associated with a known terminal, a ``?'' is printed in the TTYNAME field.

If no files are specified, and if the standard input is associated with a terminal or /dev/null (as is the case when using ``&'' in the shell), /var/adm/pacct is read; otherwise, the standard input is read.

If any file arguments are given, they are read in their respective order. Each file is normally read forward, that is, in chronological order by process completion time. The file /var/adm/pacct is usually the current file to be examined; a busy system may need several such files of which all but the current file are found in /var/adm/pacct incr.

The options are:

Show some average statistics about the processes selected. The statistics will be printed after the output records.

Read backwards, showing latest commands first. This option has no effect when the standard input is read.

Print the fork/exec flag and system exit status columns in the output. The numeric output for this option will be in octal.

Instead of mean memory size, show the fraction of total available CPU time consumed by the process during its execution. This ``hog factor'' is computed as (total CPU time)/(elapsed time).

Print columns containing the I/O counts in the output.

Instead of memory size, show total kcore-minutes.

Show mean core size (the default).

Show CPU factor [user-time/(system-time + user-time)].

Show separate system and user CPU times.

Exclude column headings from the output.

-l line
Show only processes belonging to terminal /dev/line.

-u user
Show only processes belonging to user that may be specified by: a user ID, a login name that is then converted to a user ID, a ``#'' that designates only those processes executed by a privileged user, or ``?'' that designates only those processes associated with unknown user IDs. The ``#'' and the ``?'' should be typed as ``\#'' and ``\?'', respectively, to prevent the shell from interpreting the ``#'' as the start of a comment, or the ``?'' as a pattern.

-g group
Show only processes belonging to group. The group may be designated by either the group ID or group name.

-s time
Select processes existing at or after time, given in the format hr[:min[:sec]].

-e time
Select processes existing at or before time.

-S time
Select processes starting at or after time.

-E time
Select processes ending at or before time. Using the same time for both -S and -E shows the processes that existed at time.

-n pattern
Show only commands matching pattern that may be a regular expression as in regcmp(3G), except ``+'' means one or more occurrences.

Do not print any output records, just print the average statistics as with the -a option.

-o ofile
Copy selected process records in the input data format to ofile; suppress printing to standard output.

-H factor
Show only processes that exceed factor, where factor is the ``hog factor'' as explained in option -h above.

-O sec
Show only processes with CPU system time exceeding sec seconds.

-C sec
Show only processes with total CPU time (system-time + user-time) exceeding sec seconds.

-I chars
Show only processes transferring more characters than the cutoff number given by chars.




acct(1M), acct(2), acct(4), acctcms(1M), acctcon(1M), acctmerg(1M), acctprc(1M), acctsh(1M), fwtmp(1M), ps(1), regcmp(3G), runacct(1M), su(1M), utmp(4)


acctcom reports only on processes that have terminated; use ps(1) for active processes.

If time exceeds the present time, then time is interpreted as occurring on the previous day.

© 2004 The SCO Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004