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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

holidays(5)

Name

holidays - prime/nonprime table for the accounting system

Synopsis

/etc/acct/holidays

Description

The /etc/acct/holidays file specifies prime time hours and holidays. Holidays and weekends are considered non-prime time hours.

/etc/acct/holidays is used by the accounting system.

All lines beginning with an * are comments.

The /etc/acct/holidays file consists of two sections. The first non-comment line defines the current year and the start time of prime and non-prime time hours, in the form of:

current_year prime_start non_prime_start

Specify prime_start and non_prime_start times in the range of 0000 to 2400.

The remaining non-comment lines define the holidays in the form of:

month/day company_holiday

Of these two fields, only the month/day is actually used by the accounting system programs.

The /etc/acct/holidays file must be updated every year.

Examples

Example 1 An Example of the /etc/acct/holidays File

The following is an example of the /etc/acct/holidays file:

* Prime/Nonprime Table for the accounting system
*
* Curr     Prime     Non-Prime
* Year     Start     Start
*
  1991     0830     1800
*
* only the first column (month/day) is significant.
*
* month/day    Company Holiday
*
  1/1          New Years Day
  5/30         Memorial Day
  7/4          Indep. Day
  9/5          Labor Day
  11/24        Thanksgiving Day
  11/25        day after Thanksgiving
  12/25        Christmas
  12/26        day after Christmas

See Also

acct(8)