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NAME

pac - Outputs printer/plotter accounting information  

SYNOPSIS

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

FLAGS

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. Uses the dollar amount charged per unit of output specified by price. The default dollar amount charged is $0.02 per unit when a dollar amount is not specified by an entry in the /etc/qconfig file or there is no /etc/qconfig file. 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 flag is used with the -c flag. Writes printer accounting information to a summary file. You must specify the -P flag and printer name (or synonym) when you use this flag. 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 format: pages/feet machinename:username runs  

DESCRIPTION

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 flag 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 flag 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

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 flags are specified. The assumption here is that the PRINTER environment variable is unspecified and no dollar amount for cost per page is specified in the /etc/qconfig file, or there is no /etc/qconfig file. 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

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

RELATED INFORMATION

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


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
FLAGS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
FILES
RELATED INFORMATION

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