NAME accton - turns process accounting on or off

SYNOPSIS accton [ -V | --version ] [ -h | --help ] [ filename ]

DESCRIPTION accton filename turns on process accounting. If called with no arguments, it will, by default, stop process accounting.

OPTIONS -V, --version Print the version number of ac to standard output and quit.

-h, --help Prints the usage string and default locations of system files to standard output and exits.

FILES acct The system wide process accounting file. See acct(5) (or pacct(5)) for further details.

AUTHOR The GNU accounting utilities were written by Noel Cragg <>. The man page was adapted from the accounting texinfo page by Susan Kleinmann <>.

SEE ALSO acct(5), ac(8)

1995 October 31 ACCTON(8)