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Old 12-11-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Back up logs file and create a script showing the backed up logs and the running logs


Hi
Hope I'm through to the right section.

I want to create a bash script that pulls logs from a back up file so I would be able to compare the running logs against the backed up logs to see if a "bad" guy has messed around with the system. The logs I want to use are /var/log/messages and /var/log/boot.log. Is this possible?

If not I just want to create a good script serving good use to a security admin
 
Old 12-11-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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Everything is "possible", even windows may one day turn into a good OS, ( nah! )
But first post what you have already tried no one here is going to write the script for you, second if you are just starting out with shell scripting grab a copy of the advanced bash scripting guide ( abs ), it covers the basic's right upto advanced stuff.
 
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:41 PM   #3
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Tell us what have you tried so far, we can try suggesting the fix if there are issues but we cant serve cooked recipes.
 
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:42 AM   #4
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right what I want to do now is log any errors in the var/log/messages, the command I am using is

logrobot /var/log/messages 60 'error' 'panic' -show 5 10

logrobot command is not there, is there any command similar to this?
 
Old 12-12-2014, 12:40 PM   #5
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right what I want to do now is log any errors in the var/log/messages, the command I am using is

logrobot /var/log/messages 60 'error' 'panic' -show 5 10

logrobot command is not there, is there any command similar to this?
Maybe install it? http://www.logrobot.com/
 
Old 12-13-2014, 02:32 AM   #6
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Maybe install it? http://www.logrobot.com/
I know you can install it, I just wanted to know if there is a command similar to it where I dont have to install it
 
  


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