accton(8) — Linux manual page


ACCTON(8)                  System Manager's Manual                 ACCTON(8)

NAME         top

       accton -  turns process accounting on or off

SYNOPSIS         top

       accton [OPTION] on|off|filename

       accton [ -V | --version ] [ -h | --help ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       accton filename turns on process accounting.

OPTIONS         top

       -V, --version
              Print the version number of ac to standard output and quit.
       -h, --help
              Prints the usage string and default locations of system files
              to standard output and exits.
       on     Turns on process accounting using the default accounting file
       off    Turns off process accounting.

FILES         top

       acct   The system wide process accounting file. See acct(5) (or
              pacct(5)) for further details.

AUTHOR         top

       The GNU accounting utilities were written by Noel Cragg
       <>. The man page was adapted from the accounting
       texinfo page by Susan Kleinmann <>.

SEE ALSO         top

       acct(5), ac(1)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the psacct (process accounting utilities)
       project.  Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨⟩.  If you have a bug report for
       this manual page, see ⟨⟩.  This page
       was obtained from the tarball acct-6.6.4.tar.gz fetched from
       ⟨⟩ on 2020-09-18.  If you discover any
       rendering problems in this HTML version of the page, or you believe
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       (which is not part of the original manual page), send a mail to

                              2008 November 24                     ACCTON(8)

Pages that refer to this page: acct(5)dump-acct(8)dump-utmp(8)