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Old 07-29-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
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Files Acessed From Hard Drive logging

I was wondering if there is a built-in tool in linux or an application which monitors file access from hard drives.

What I am trying to find out is when their is disk activity, what files are being accessed. A program that would simply log time, file and hardrive would suffice.


Old 07-29-2006, 09:32 PM   #2
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hmmm... i'm not sure but maybe you're talking about 'fuser' and 'lsof'..? also you can try searching for a project in like 'disk monitor'
Old 07-30-2006, 01:36 AM   #3
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There are numerous tools which catalog all the last access times and modified times of all the files, and monitor for any changes or unauthorized access. That is a pretty common thing people want to do.
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Yes lsof will foot the bill.

Thanks all,



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