acctcom - search and print process accounting files
acctcom [-abfhikmqrtv] [-C sec] [-e time] [-E time]
[-g group] [-H factor] [-I chars] [-l line]
[-n pattern] [-o output-file] [-O sec] [-s time]
[-S time] [-u user] [filename]...
The acctcom utility reads filenames, the standard
input, or /var/adm/pacct, in the form described by
acct.h(3HEAD) and writes selected records to 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
A `#' is prepended to the command name if the command was
executed with super-user privileges. If a process is not associated with a
known terminal, a `?' is printed in the TTYNAME field.
If no filename is 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 filename 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/pacctincr.
The following options are supported:
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 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
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
Print columns containing the I/O counts in the
Instead of memory size, show total kcore-minutes.
Show mean core size (the default).
Do not print any output records, just print the average
statistics as with the -a option.
Show CPU factor (user-time/(system-time +
Show separate system and user CPU times.
Exclude column headings from the output.
Show only processes with total CPU time
(system-time + user-time) exceeding sec seconds.
Select processes existing at or before time.
Select processes ending at or before time. Using
the same time for both -S and -E shows the processes that
existed at time.
Show only processes belonging to group. The
group may be designated by either the group ID or group
Show only processes that exceed factor, where
factor is the "hog factor" as explained in option -h
Show only processes transferring more characters than the
cutoff number given by chars.
Show only processes belonging to terminal
Show only commands matching pattern
that may be a
regular expression as in regcmp(3C)
, except +
means one or more
Copy selected process records in the input data format to
output-file; suppress printing to standard output.
Show only processes with CPU system time exceeding
Select processes existing at or after time, given
in the format hr[:min[:sec]].
Select processes starting at or after time.
Show only processes belonging to user. The user
may be specified by a user ID, a login name that is then converted to a
user ID, `#' (which designates only those processes executed
with superuser privileges), or `?' (which designates only those
processes associated with unknown user IDs).
system group file
system password file
active processes accounting file
See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following
ps(1), acct(2), regcmp(3C),
acct.h(3HEAD), utmp(5), attributes(7), acct(8),
acctcms(8), acctcon(8), acctmerg(8), acctprc(8),
acctsh(8), fwtmp(8), runacct(8), su(8)
System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
acctcom reports only on processes that have terminated; use
ps(1) for active processes.