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
       -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 name.
       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
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       ⟨⟩ on 2024-06-14.  If you discover
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       or you have corrections or improvements to the information in
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       send a mail to

                            2008 November 24                   ACCTON(8)

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