acct(5) -- Linux man page

 

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

sa(1), acct(2)