The Linux ACCTON Command

What is Linux accton Command?


The Linux Accton COMMAND:

The accton command turns on/off process accounting or changes the file where the info of process accounting is saved. When this command is called without arguments, which is the default, it stops process accounting. This is very important command used by the Linux System Adiministrators as it acts as an open source application to monitor user activities. When it is run in background, this command saves and keeps track user activities and resource consumption.




-h, --help Show help and exit
-V, --version Show version and exit


  1. This example turns process accounting on.
    accton on
  2. This example turns process accounting off.
    accton off

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