prints a list of all executed processes. This list is written by the kernel
which must be compiled with BSD process accounting enabled (Debian kernel image
have it already enabled). It must be started with
Note that on Debian systems, this is ensured via the init script
All fields are separated by vertical line. Fields are:
User, system and effective times are ticks per second. One tick is usually 1/50
of a second. The
field shows the start time of the process.
switch, as well as the
can be used as a handy format converter.
Prints the usage string and default locations of system files to standard output
-n, --num recs
Number of lines to print.
Start printing from last records.
Print raw records, not human-readable.
Use specified format version to display records.
Swap bytes endianness when reading records.
Use specified units of time to display data from other kernel versions and
The system wide process accounting file. See
for further details.