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Old 06-27-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
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history of a file


is there way to see the history of a file. I'd like for example to know the dates of the last 5 changes and the name of the users who did them. does exist such a command?

Old 06-27-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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SVN or CVS would work although these are applications, I am not to sure about a command to do that.
Old 06-27-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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You'll definitely need to use some sort of Source Control package (as mentioned above) if you're wanting to track file changes in detail.

Other options might be to view the command history of other users' shell, install and configure Tripwire to alert you to file changes, additions, and deletions, and then compare the file change alerts with the history files to determine who made changes.
Old 06-28-2007, 06:09 AM   #4
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thanks for the answers. Well, I guess I'll do without it...


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