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.Dd May 21, 1993
.Dt ACCTON 8
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm accton
.Nd enable/disable system accounting
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Op Ar acctfile
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm
utility is used
for switching system accounting on or off.
If called with the argument
.Ar acctfile ,
system accounting is enabled.
The
.Ar acctfile
specified must exist prior to starting system accounting, or
.Nm
will return an error.
A record of every process that is started by the
.Xr execve 2
system call and then later exits the system is stored in
.Ar acctfile .
The
.Xr sa 8
command may be used to examine the accounting records.
If no arguments are given, system accounting is disabled.
.Sh FILES
.Bl -tag -width /var/account/acct
.It Pa /var/account/acct
default accounting file
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr lastcomm 1 ,
.Xr acct 2 ,
.Xr acct 5 ,
.Xr sa 8