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Old 08-31-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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How to check for new files added onto a linux systems

If there are patches being done on a linux system, what commands i could use for showing out the files that have been newly added?

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Old 09-01-2009, 12:39 AM   #2
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Well, this is probably not the best way of doing it, but you could use the "find" utility to search for newly modified files. This will give you a lot of false positives, though.

If you can tap into file descriptor creator in the kernel, I guess you could list out newly created files, but I'm not sure if and how this can be done.


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