ACCTON(8) System Manager's Manual ACCTON(8)

acctonenable/disable system accounting

accton [file]

With an argument naming an existing file, accton causes system accounting information for every process executed to be placed at the end of the file. If no argument is given, accounting is turned off.

To have accton enabled at boot time, use “rcctl enable accounting”, which sets


in rc.conf.local(8).

Log rotation of the default accounting file, /var/account/acct, is performed by the daily(8) maintenance script.

default accounting file

The accton utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

lastcomm(1), acct(2), acct(5), daily(8), sa(8)

The accton command first appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.

November 3, 2020 OpenBSD 7.5