run daily accounting
/usr/lib/acct/runacct [mmdd [state]]
runacct is the main daily accounting shell procedure.
It is normally initiated via 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 progress by writing descriptive diagnostic
messages into ``active''.
When an error is detected, a message is written to
is sent to root and adm,
and runacct terminates.
uses a series of lock files to protect against re-invocation.
The files lock and lock1
are used to prevent simultaneous invocation, and
is used to prevent more than one invocation per day.
runacct breaks its processing into separate, restartable
states using statefile to remember the last
It accomplishes this by writing the
state name into statefile.
runacct then looks in
to see what it has done and to determine what to process next.
States are executed in the following order:
To restart runacct after a failure,
first check the ``active''
file for diagnostics, then fix any corrupted data files,
such as pacct or wtmp.
The lock, lock1, and
lastdate files must be removed
before runacct can be restarted.
The argument mmdd is necessary if runacct is being restarted,
and specifies the month and day for which runacct
will rerun the accounting.
The entry point for processing is based on the contents of
statefile; to override this, include the desired state
on the command line to designate where processing
Move active accounting files into working files.
Verify integrity of
file, correcting date changes if necessary.
Produce connect session records in
Convert process accounting records into
Merge the connect and process accounting records.
Convert output of
format and merge with connect and process accounting records.
Merge disk accounting records with connect, process, and fee accounting
Merge the daily total accounting records in daytacct
with the summary total accounting records in
Produce command summaries.
Any installation dependent accounting programs can be included here.
Clean up temporary files and exit.
To start runacct:
nohup runacct 2 > /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &
To restart runacct:
nohup runacct 0601 2 >> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &
To restart runacct at a specific state:
nohup runacct 0601 MERGE 2 >> /var/adm/acct/nite/fd2log &
Normally it is not a good idea to restart
runacct in the SETUP state.
Run SETUP manually and restart via:
runacct mmdd WTMPFIX
If runacct failed in the PROCESS state
remove the last ptacct file because it will not be complete.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004