Manual Reference Pages - PAC (8)
- printer/plotter accounting information
utility reads the printer/plotter accounting files, accumulating the number
of pages (the usual case) or feet (for raster devices)
of paper consumed by each user, and printing out
how much each user consumed in pages or feet and dollars.
Options and operands available:
Accounting is done for the named printer.
Normally, accounting is done for the default printer (site dependent) or
the value of the environment variable
Cause the output to be sorted by cost; usually the
output is sorted alphabetically by name.
Cause the host name to be ignored in the accounting file.
allows for a user on multiple machines to have all of his printing
charges grouped together.
is used for the cost in dollars instead of the default value of 0.02
or the price specified in
Reverse the sorting order.
Accounting information is summarized on the
summary accounting file; this summarization is necessary since on a
busy system, the accounting file can grow by several lines per day.
Statistics are only printed for user(s)
usually, statistics are printed for every user who has used any paper.
raw accounting files
summary accounting files
printer capability data base
utility appeared in
BSD 4.0 .
The relationship between the computed price and reality is
as yet unknown.
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