dump-acct dumps some of the contents of one or more
files in human readable form. Usage:
dump-acct [opts] files
Unless called with the
--raw option, it prints a table with the
following fields, separated by vertical bars(
name of the executed program
version of the
acct file format
(average) memory usage
number of characters transferred on input/output
parent’s process id
All times will be given in platform dependent units (“
Not all of the above columns will actually appear, depending on what
information your operating system provides in it’s
Use this flag to tell the program what
AHZ should be (in Hertz).
This option is useful if you are trying to view an
created on another machine which has a different value for
Swap the bytes (relative to your system’s native byte order) in
Set output format with
Limit the number of lines (or records with
--raw) to print.
Read the accounting file backwards (print latest record first).
Don’t print human readable output, dump the raw record instead. Useful to convert between different Linux file formats (see below).
dump-acct’s usage string and default location of
the accouning file to standard output.
--format options are only available with
Linux multiformat support. They only affect output with
--raw option, format and byte order of the input are
Thus they are useful to convert between different file formats.
--ahz option affects input and output (except for v3 file
format, which by definition is fixed to
If you ever need to convert between different
use a two-step process:
First convert to v3 format with the old
AHZ value, then
convert to the desired output format with the new