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       dump-acct - print an acct file in human-readable format.


       dump-acct  [-r|--reverse]  [-R|--raw]  [--format]  version]  [--byteswap]  [--ahz]  hertz]
       [-n|--num recs] [-h|--help] [ files]


       dump-acct filename prints a list of all executed processes. This list is  written  by  the
       kernel  which  must  be  compiled with BSD process accounting enabled (Debian kernel image
       have it already enabled). It must be started with accton(5).  Note that on Debian systems,
       this is ensured via the init script /etc/init.d/acct.

       All fields are separated by vertical line. Fields are: command, version, user time, system
       time, effective time, uid, gid, memory, io, pid, ppid, time.  User, system  and  effective
       times are ticks per second. One tick is usually 1/50 of a second. The time field shows the
       start time of the process.

       The --raw switch, as well as the --format, --byteswap, and --ahz can be used  as  a  handy
       format converter.


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

       -n, --num recs
              Number of lines to print.

       -r, --reverse
              Start printing from last records.

       -R, --raw
              Print raw records, not human-readable.

       --format version
              Use specified format version to display records.

              Swap bytes endianness when reading records.

       --ahz  Use specified units of  time  to  display  data  from  other  kernel  versions  and


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


       acct(5), ac(8).


       The GNU accounting utilities were written by Noel Cragg <>.

       This  manual page was written by Ognyan Kulev <> and updated by Daniel
       Baumann <> and  Mathieu  Trudel  <>  for  the  Debian
       project (but may be used by others).