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PAC(8)                      System Manager's Manual                     PAC(8)

     pac - printer/plotter accounting information

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

     pac 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:

     -Pprinter  Accounting is done for the named printer.  Normally,
                accounting is done for the default printer (site dependent) or
                the value of the environment variable PRINTER is used.

     -c         flag causes the output to be sorted by cost; usually the
                output is sorted alphabetically by name.

     -m         flag causes the host name to be ignored in the accounting
                file.  This allows for a user on multiple machines to have all
                of his printing charges grouped together.

     -pprice    The value price is used for the cost in dollars instead of the
                default value of 0.02 or the price specified in /etc/printcap.

     -r         Reverse the sorting order.

     -s         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.

     names      Statistics are only printed for user(s) name; usually,
                statistics are printed for every user who has used any paper.

     pac formats the output into simple table, using four columns - number of
     feets or pages (column "pages/feet"), how many copies were made (column
     "runs"), total price for this print (column "price") and user login with
     host name (column "login" or "host name and login"). If argument name was
     not used and hence pac is printing information for all users, a summary
     line with print totals (runs, pages, price) is appended.

     Note that pac on other system might print the price as price per copy.

     /var/account/?acct  raw accounting files
     /var/account/?_sum  summary accounting files
     /etc/printcap       printer capability data base


     The pac command appeared in 4.0BSD.

     The relationship between the computed price and reality is as yet

NetBSD 10.99                     June 6, 1993                     NetBSD 10.99