dump-acct - print an acct file in human-readable format.
prints a list of all executed processes. This
list is written by the kernel which must be compiled with BSD process
accounting enabled (Debian kernel image have it already enabled). It must be
started with accton
(5). Note that on Debian systems, this is ensured
via the init script /etc/init.d/acct
All fields are separated by vertical line. Fields are: command
, user time
, system time
, effective time
. User, system and effective times are ticks per second. One tick
is usually 1/50 of a second. The time
field shows the start time of the
switch, as well as the --format, --byteswap,
can be used as a handy format converter.
- -h, --help
- Prints the usage string and default locations of system
files to standard output and exits.
- -n, --num recs
- Number of lines to print.
- -r, --reverse
- Start printing from last records.
- -R, --raw
- Print raw records, not human-readable.
- --format version
- Use specified format version to display records.
- Swap bytes endianness when reading records.
- Use specified units of time to display data from other
kernel versions and architectures.
- The system wide process accounting file. See acct(5)
for further details.
The GNU accounting utilities were written by Noel Cragg
This manual page was written by Ognyan Kulev <email@example.com> and
updated by Daniel Baumann <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Mathieu Trudel
<email@example.com> for the Debian project (but may be used by