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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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diskusg — generate disk accounting data by user ID


/usr/sbin/acct/diskusg [options] [files]


diskusg generates intermediate disk accounting information from data in files, or the standard input if omitted. diskusg outputs lines on the standard output, one per user, in the following format:

  • uid login #blocks



User's numerical user ID,


User's login name, and


Total number of disk blocks allocated to this user.

diskusg normally reads only the inodes of file systems for disk accounting. In this case, files are the special filenames of these devices.


diskusg recognizes the following options:


Input data is already in diskusg output format. diskusg combines all lines for a single user into a single line.


verbose. Print a list on standard error of all files that are charged to no one.

-i fnmlist

Ignore the data on those file systems whose file system name is in fnmlist. fnmlist is a list of file system names, separated by commas or enclosed within quotes. diskusg compares each name in this list with the file system name stored in the volume ID if it exists.

-p file

Use file as the name of the password file to generate login names. /etc/passwd is used by default.

-u file

Write records to file of files that are charged to no one. Records consist of the special file name, the inode number, and the user ID.

The output of diskusg is normally the input to acctdisk (see acct(1M)) which generates total accounting records that can be merged with other accounting records. diskusg is normally run in dodisk (see acctsh(1M)).


The following generates daily disk accounting information:

for i in /dev/rp00 /dev/rp01 /dev/rp10 /dev/rp11; do diskusg $i > dtmp.`basename $i` & done wait diskusg -s dtmp.* | sort +0n +1 | acctdisk > disktacct



used for user-ID-to-login-name conversions


acct(1M), acctsh(1M), volcopy(1M), acct(4), vxdiskusg(1M).


diskusg: SVID2, SVID3

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