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Old 10-08-2017, 09:41 AM   #1
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Post Linux Monitoring tools.


Hello.
Has Linux any tool that show me which part of system changed after install an App or...? Something like "DiffView" for Windows OS.


Thank you.

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Old 10-08-2017, 10:43 AM   #2
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How about using find to discover what's changed in a given time range?
http://www.hcidata.info/find.htm

The whereis command will also be useful here.
 
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The article mentions
Code:
find ... -print | xargs -r cmd
But that has a problem with space characters in file names.
Should better be
Code:
find ... -exec cmd {} +
where the same is done within the find command.
 
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The app itself may tell you what will\has change\d, depending on documentation? Eg: in Synaptic package manager you can right click one, hit properties and pick the "installed files" tab &c or so on...
 
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For rpm based systems, try /var/log/yum.log.

Please provide more info.
 
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:35 AM   #6
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The article mentions
Code:
find ... -print | xargs -r cmd
But that has a problem with space characters in file names.
Should better be
Code:
find ... -exec cmd {} +
where the same is done within the find command.
Problem solved via "find" command.

Thank you.
 
Old 10-09-2017, 08:36 AM   #7
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How about using find to discover what's changed in a given time range?
http://www.hcidata.info/find.htm

The whereis command will also be useful here.
Thank you for a useful link.
 
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But that has a problem with space characters in file names.
Which is why experienced users follow POSIX protocols and don't put spaces in file names. Linux is not Windows!
 
  


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