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ACCTON(8) NetBSD System Manager's Manual ACCTON(8)
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accton -- enable/disable system accounting
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
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.
/var/account/acct Default accounting file.
lastcomm(1), acct(5), sa(8)
The accton command has existed nearly forever, but this man page is new.
NetBSD 5.0.1 January 23, 2008 NetBSD 5.0.1