[CentOS] OT: profiling user applications

Sun Dec 10 09:43:23 UTC 2006
Peter Kjellstrom <cap at nsc.liu.se>

On Sunday 10 December 2006 10:19, Itay Furman wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there an easy way to obtain statistics of user applications
> usage: who invoked what; for how long; what resources were used;
> etc.  I am thinking of some kind of a super-ps that will
> integrate and summarize the usage profile during a long period of
> time - not just a snapshot.

Sounds to me that what you need is some system accounting. The package you 
want is "sysstat", the command to start with "sar" and the man page "man 

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