Created On:  07 October 2010

Problem:

I use scripts on my UNIX system to parse the output of acurcl –info to monitor system usage and operation. This all worked fine in version 7.2.2. However after installing version 8.0 or newer the scripts no longer work properly returning unexpected results.

Resolution:

Beginning in version 8.0 the output of acurcl –info was modified to include a date field in addition to the time field to produce a timestamp output which provided more complete information. Additionally, the user and the workstation fields have been swapped. With these changes to the acurcl –info output, it is necessary to modify the scripts to obtain the desired results.

Sample 7.2.2 output

# ./acurcl -info
Client                User                PID  Start time
  Directory
  Command

joesmith-vista        joesmith           3904  15:39:30.40
  /home/qaqa/721/sample
  /home/qaqa/721/bin/./runcbl --app-host bars.acu

Server Port: 5632, Server PID: 3895, AcuConnect version 7.2.1

Sample 8.1.3 output

# ./acurcl -info
Client                User                PID  Start date / time
  Directory
  Command

joesmith              joesmith-vista    25739  2010/10/05 16:31:57.90
  /home/qaqa/810/sample
  /home/qaqa/813/bin/./runcbl --app-host bars.acu

Server Port: 5632, Server PID: 25737, AcuConnect version 8.1.3
Incident #2479943