|acct(2)||enable or disable process accounting|
|acct(5)||execution accounting file|
|ACCT(2)||System Calls Manual||ACCT(2)|
acct — enable or
disable process accounting
call enables or disables the collection of system accounting records. If
NULL, accounting is
disabled. If file is an existing, NUL-terminated
pathname, record collection is enabled. For every process initiated which
terminates under normal conditions or misbehaves in very specific ways (e.g.
file access prevented by unveil), an accounting record is appended to
file. Abnormal conditions of termination are reboots
or other fatal system problems.
acct() is only
available on kernels compiled with the
This call is permitted only to the superuser.
Accounting is automatically disabled when the file system the accounting file resides on runs out of space; it is enabled when space once again becomes available.
Upon successful completion, the value 0 is returned; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
acct() will fail if one of the following
NAME_MAXcharacters, or an entire pathname (including the terminating NUL) exceeded
acct() function call appeared in
Version 7 AT&T UNIX.
|July 26, 2020||OpenBSD-current|