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       accounting is a simple  program  to  calculate  statistics
       about  your  internet  connections  that  are  started and
       stopped by either ifup and ifdown  or  by  a  frontend  to
       smpppd like cinternet , qinternet or kinternet.


       These  options  are  recognized  by accounting.  If a long
       option shows an argument as mandatory, then it  is  manda­
       tory for the equivalent short option also.

       -l, --last=NUM
              Only consider the last NUM connections.

       -a, --after=DATE
              Only  consider connections started after DATE. DATE
              is a date with optional time in  ISO  8601  format,
              e.g. `2002-12-24 20:15:00'.

              Note  that a date without time is treated as if the
              time is 00:00:00. Hence connections started on  the
              specified date are consider.

       -b, --before=DATE
              Only consider connections started before DATE.

              Only consider connections started this year.

              Only consider connections started last year.

              Only consider connections started this month.

              Only consider connections started last month.

              Only consider connections started today.

              Only consider connections started yesterday.

       -c, --connections
              Only  list the connections but do not show provider

       -p, --providers
              Do not list the connections only show the  provider
              Known column names are provider, number,  duration,
              rx,   tx,   rxtx,  aveduration,  averx,  avetx  and

              Display all dates in  local  time.  Also  interpret
              dates  on  the  command line in local time. This is
              the default.

       --utc  Display all dates in UTC. Also interpret  dates  on
              the command line in UTC.

              Format  output  for  script. Known styles are c and

       -f, --file=NAME
              Use a different file with accounting information.

              Report erros in the accounting file.

              Show program version and exit.

       --help Show help information and exit.


       All informations are only obtained through the  accounting
       log. Hence the informations, esp. the data volume, of cur­
       rently active connections is not accurate. If you want the
       know the status of a connection use ifstatus or a frontend
       to smpppd like cinternet , qinternet or kinternet instead.


       Not yet implemented for ISDN.


              File containing accounting information.


       kinternet, qinternet, cinternet(1), smpppd(8).


       Arvin Schnell <arvin@suse.de>

SuSE                      December 2002             ACCOUNTING(1)

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