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PAC(8)			  BSD System Manager's Manual			PAC(8)

NAME
     pac -- printer/plotter accounting information

SYNOPSIS
     pac [-Pprinter] [-c] [-m] [-pprice] [-s] [-r] [name ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The pac utility reads the printer/plotter accounting files, accumulating
     the number	of pages (the usual case) or feet (for raster devices) of pa-
     per consumed by each user,	and printing out how much each user consumed
     in	pages or feet and dollars.

     Options and operands available:

     -Pprinter	Accounting is done for the named printer.  Normally, account-
		ing is done for	the default printer (site dependent) or	the
		value of the environment variable PRINTER is used.

     -c		Cause the output to be sorted by cost; usually the output is
		sorted alphabetically by name.

     -m		Cause the host name to be ignored in the accounting file.
		This allows for	a user on multiple machines to have all	of his
		printing charges grouped together.

     -pprice	The value price	is used	for the	cost in	dollars	instead	of the
		default	value of 0.02 or the price specified in	/etc/printcap.

     -r		Reverse	the sorting order.

     -s		Accounting information is summarized on	the summary accounting
		file; this summarization is necessary since on a busy system,
		the accounting file can	grow by	several	lines per day.

     names	Statistics are only printed for	user(s)	name; usually, statis-
		tics are printed for every user	who has	used any paper.

FILES
     /var/account/?acct	 raw accounting	files
     /var/account/?_sum	 summary accounting files
     /etc/printcap	 printer capability data base

SEE ALSO
     printcap(5)

HISTORY
     The pac utility appeared in 4.0BSD.

BUGS
     The relationship between the computed price and reality is	as yet un-
     known.

BSD				 June 6, 1993				   BSD

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