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


NAME
accton -- enable/disable system accounting
SYNOPSIS
accton [file]
DESCRIPTION
With an argument naming an existing file, accton causes system accounting information for every process executed to be placed at the end of the file. If no argument is given, accounting is turned off. The default accounting file is /var/account/acct. Typically, accounting is enabled by rc scripts during the boot process. In NetBSD, one may enable accounting by setting the variable ``accounting'' to ``YES'' in /etc/rc.conf. Note that, traditionally, the system accounting log file can not be rotated cleanly by newsyslog(8). Instead, a default installation of NetBSD rotates /var/account/acct using the /etc/daily script.
FILES
/var/account/acct Default accounting file.
SEE ALSO
lastcomm(1), acct(5), sa(8)
HISTORY
The accton command has existed nearly forever, but this man page is new. NetBSD 5.0.1 January 23, 2008 NetBSD 5.0.1
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