acctcms -- command summary from per-process accounting records


/usr/lib/acct/acctcms [ options ] files


acctcms reads one or more files, normally in the form described in acct(FP). It adds all records for processes that executed identically-named commands, sorts them, and writes them to the standard output, normally using an internal summary format. The options are:

Print output in ASCII rather than in the internal summary format. The output includes command name, number of times executed, total kcore-minutes, total CPU minutes, total real minutes, mean size (in K), mean CPU minutes per invocation, ``hog factor'', characters transferred, and blocks read and written, as in acctcom(ADM). Output is normally sorted by total kcore-minutes.

Sort by total CPU time, rather than total kcore-minutes.

Combine all commands invoked only once under ``***other''.

Sort by number of command invocations.

Any file names encountered hereafter are already in internal summary format.

Process all records as total accounting records. The default internal summary format splits each field into prime and non-prime time parts. This option combines the prime and non-prime time parts into a single field that is the total of both, and provides upward compatibility with old (that is, UNIX System V) style acctcms internal summary format records.
The following options may be used only with the -a option.

Output a non-prime (offshift) time only command summary.

Output a prime-time-only command summary.

When -p and -o are used together, a combination prime and non-prime time report is produced. All the output summaries will be total usage except number of times executed, CPU minutes, and real minutes which will be split into prime and non-prime.

A typical sequence for performing daily command accounting and for maintaining a running total is:

acctcms file ... >today
cp total previoustotal
acctcms -s today previoustotal >total
acctcms -a -s today


Unpredictable output results if -t is used on new style internal summary format files, or if it is not used with old style internal summary format files.

At the beginning of every year, the file /usr/lib/acct/holidays must be updated to reflect the correct holidays for the new year, or acctcms may become confused when attempting to report the prime/non-prime time usage statistics.

See also

acct(ADM), acct(S), acct(FP), acctcom(ADM), acctcon(ADM), acctmerg(ADM), acctprc(ADM), acctsh(ADM), fwtmp(ADM), runacct(ADM), utmp(F)

Standards conformance

acctcms is conformant with AT&T SVID Issue 2.
© 2003 Caldera International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003