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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pac - printer/plotter accounting information

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     pac [-cmrs] [-Pprinter] [-pprice] [user ...]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     pac reads the printer/plotter accounting files, accumulating
the number
     of  pages  (the  usual case) or feet (for raster devices) of
paper consumed
     by each named user, and prints out how much each  user  consumed in pages
     or feet and dollars.

     When no user arguments are given, statistics are printed for
every user
     who has used any paper.

     The options are as follows:

             Accounting is done for the named printer.  Normally,
             is  done for the default printer (site dependent) or
the value of
             the environment variable PRINTER is used.

     -c      Causes the output to be sorted by cost; usually  the
output is
             sorted alphabetically by name.

     -m      Causes the host name to be ignored in the accounting
file.  This
             allows for a user on multiple machines to  have  all
of his printing
 charges grouped together.

             The  value price is used for the cost in dollars instead of the
             default value of 0.02  or  the  price  specified  in

     -r      Reverse the sorting order.

     -s       Accounting information is summarized on the summary
             file; this summarization is  necessary  since  on  a
busy system, the
             accounting file can grow by several lines per day.

OUTPUT FORMAT    [Toc]    [Back]

     pac  formats  the  output  into  a  simple table, using four

     1.   The host name followed by the user's login name (column
          If  the  -m option was specified, the host name will be

     2.    The  number  of  pages   or   feet   printed   (column

     3.   The number of copies made (column "runs").

     4.   The total price for the user (column "price").

     If  no user argument was specified, pac will print a summary
line with
     print totals.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /var/account/?acct  raw accounting files
     /var/account/?_sum  summary accounting files
     /etc/printcap       printer capability database

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pac command appeared in 4.0BSD.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The relationship between the computed price and  reality  is
as yet unknown.

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      6,      1993
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