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NAME

       acct - execution accounting file

SYNOPSIS

       #include <sys/acct.h>

DESCRIPTION

       If  the kernel was compiled with the process accounting option enabled,
       the system call

           acct("/somewhere/accountingfile");

       will start the process accounting.  Each time a  process  terminates  a
       record  for  this  process  is  appended  to  the accounting file.  The
       accounting  structure  struct  acct  is  also  described  in  the  file
       /usr/include/linux/acct.h.

SEE ALSO

       lastcomm(1), sa(1), acct(2), accton(8)

COLOPHON

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