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ACCTON(8) System Manager's Manual ACCTON(8)

acctonenable/disable system accounting

accton [file]

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 /etc/rc.conf.local:


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)

The accton command has existed nearly forever, but this man page is new.

December 3, 2007 OpenBSD-5.8