With an argument naming an existing file,
accton causes system accounting information for
every process executed to be placed at the end of the file. If no argument
is given, accounting is turned off.
accton is usually started at boot time,
and can be enabled by setting the following in
See rc(8) and rc.conf(8) for more information on the boot process and enabling daemons.
Log rotation of the default accounting file, /var/account/acct, is performed by the daily(8) maintenance script.
- default accounting file
lastcomm(1), acct(2), acct(5), daily(8), sa(8)
accton command has existed nearly
forever, but this man page is new.