Sunday, September 19, 2010

See last modified File in UNIX

I strongly suggest installing a File Integrity checker like Tripwire on your server. Even if you don't have that we can always use 'stat' command of UNIX to see these stats on suspected file or file in question.

But there is less popular version of find command which can quickly check and list the set of files ordered by last modified time , that too in a matter of seconds. Not "what Got Changed" though! Just try it out :-)

find /etc -type f -printf "%T+ %p \n" | sort -n

-Cheers!
DK

1 comment:

  1. "ls" command by default it will sort by modified time.

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