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pac(8)									pac(8)

       pac - Outputs printer/plotter accounting information

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

       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 vari‐
       able, 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.  Out‐
       put  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 col‐
       umns in the format:

	      pages/feet   machinename:username	  runs

       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 stove‐
       top: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.

       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

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

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


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