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ACCT(2)			   Linux Programmer's Manual		       ACCT(2)

NAME
       acct - switch process accounting	on or off

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<unistd.h>

       int acct(const char *filename);

   Feature Test	Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       acct(): _BSD_SOURCE || (_XOPEN_SOURCE &&	_XOPEN_SOURCE <	500)

DESCRIPTION
       The  acct()  system  call  enables  or disables process accounting.  If
       called with the name of an existing file	as its argument, accounting is
       turned  on,  and	 records  for each terminating process are appended to
       filename	as it terminates.  An argument of NULL causes accounting to be
       turned off.

RETURN VALUE
       On  success,  zero is returned.	On error, -1 is	returned, and errno is
       set appropriately.

ERRORS
       EACCES Write permission is denied for the  specified  file,  or	search
	      permission is denied for one of the directories in the path pre-
	      fix of filename (see also	path_resolution(7)),  or  filename  is
	      not a regular file.

       EFAULT filename points outside your accessible address space.

       EIO    Error writing to the file	filename.

       EISDIR filename is a directory.

       ELOOP  Too many symbolic	links were encountered in resolving filename.

       ENAMETOOLONG
	      filename was too long.

       ENFILE The  system  limit  on  the  total number	of open	files has been
	      reached.

       ENOENT The specified filename does not exist.

       ENOMEM Out of memory.

       ENOSYS BSD process accounting has not been enabled when	the  operating
	      system  kernel was compiled.  The	kernel configuration parameter
	      controlling this feature is CONFIG_BSD_PROCESS_ACCT.

       ENOTDIR
	      A	component used as a directory in filename is not in fact a di-
	      rectory.

       EPERM  The calling process has insufficient privilege to	enable process
	      accounting.  On Linux the	CAP_SYS_PACCT capability is required.

       EROFS  filename refers to a file	on a read-only filesystem.

       EUSERS There are	no more	free file structures or	we ran out of memory.

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4, 4.3BSD (but not POSIX).

NOTES
       No accounting is	produced for programs running when a system crash  oc-
       curs.  In particular, nonterminating processes are never	accounted for.

       The  structure  of  the	records	 written to the	accounting file	is de-
       scribed in acct(5).

SEE ALSO
       acct(5)

COLOPHON
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Linux				  2008-06-16			       ACCT(2)

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