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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       pac - Outputs printer/plotter accounting information

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       pac [-cmrs] [-p price] [-P printer] [name]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Sorts  output  according  to  the computed cost instead of
       alphabetically according to  user.   Groups  all  printing
       charges for the user specified by name, without regard for
       the host machine from which  printing  was  invoked.   The
       dollar  amount  charged  per  unit  of output specified by
       price. The default dollar  amount  charged  is  $0.02  per
       unit.   Specifies the printer for which accounting records
       are  produced.  Alternatively,  the  system  selects   the
       printer  named  with  the PRINTER environment variable, or
       the default printer lp0.  Reverses the  sorted  order,  so
       that  records are listed alphabetically from z to a, or in
       descending order by computed cost when this option is used
       with the -c option.  Writes printer accounting information
       to a summary file. You must  specify  the  -P  option  and
       printer name (or synonym) when you use this option. Output
       is made to a file that is associated with the af entry for
       the specified printer in the /etc/printcap file. This file
       is located in the /usr/adm directory.  The  file  name  is
       usually the af accounting file name, with the letters _sum
       (summary)  appended,  for  example:  /usr/adm/lp2acct_sum.
       Accounting information is in three unheaded columns in the

              pages/feet   machinename:username   runs

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       When printer accounting is enabled  in  the  /etc/printcap
       file,  and  you  use  the pac command in a shell script or
       from  the  standard  input,  pac  outputs  printer/plotter
       accounting records to the standard output for each user of
       the printer specified with the -P option and printer  name
       or  for users specified with the name parameter.  The unit
       used  for  printer  accounting  is  the  number  of  pages
       printed.   However,  for raster devices (such typesetters,
       and plotters) length in feet of print  medium  (film,  for
       example)  is  the  unit  used.  Output units are expressed
       both as the number of units used and the charge in dollars
       according  to the price specified with -p option and price
       amount per unit.  The  printer/plotter  accounting  output
       has  the  following  column  headings  and  format:  Login
       pages/feet   runs     price  chicken:rcb             19.00
       2         $   0.38  sardine:jmp             22.00        3
       $  0.44  hunch:lucy              53.00         12        $
       1.06  stovetop:suki          1.00         1        $  0.02
       newspaper:myralou      834.00       202      $ 16.68  wimbledon:nhk
           69.00         20        $   1.38 norfolk:sophie
         184.00       17       $  3.68

       There are four fields, each with its own  column  heading,
       in  each  record of the default output produced by the pac
       command: 1) the machine from which the print  command  was
       entered  and login name is entered in the Login column; 2)
       the number of pages or feet of paper output is entered  in
       the  page/feet  column; 3) the number of times the printer
       was used is entered in the runs column; and  4)  the  cost
       computed  at  the default or specified price is entered in
       the price column.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       To print printer/plotter accounting  information  for  all
       users  of  default  printer  lp0  to  the  standard output
       device, enter: /usr/sbin/pac

              Output  is  sorted  alphabetically   according   to
              machine  name  and  username. The number of printed
              pages or feet of output paper used and  the  charge
              per  foot  of  paper  or  page  is  computed at the
              default dollar amount of $0.02 per page because  no
              options are specified.  To write accounting records
              for printer printer1 in a summary file,  enter  the
              following   line   as   a   superuser  or  as  adm:
              /usr/sbin/pac  -Pprinter1 -s

              Summary  information  is  written   to   the   file
              /var/adm/printer1acct_sum.   To  produce accounting
              information for users lucy, suki  and  myralou  for
              pages   printed   on   printer   putnam408,  enter:
              /usr/sbin/pac  -Pputnam408  lucy suki myralou

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies the command path Accounting information  summary
       file.   Printer  information  summary file, where printcap
       symbol af defines the name of the accounting file.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  acct(8),  acctcms(8),  acctcom(8),  acctcon(8),
       acctmerg(8), acctprc(8), printcap(4), runacct(8)

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