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Script to check files ownership

Hi All,

I wanted to check the files ownership and permission based on the path given it as arguments thru script.

I was able to get the required command using ls but i would like this command to put in a script and check the file ownership against the what it needs to be and report back if it's doesn't match with filename.

command i have got :

ls -ld /dtr/tools/bin/*.* | awk '{print $1, $3, $4, $9}'

from the above command, i get the out with file permission, ownership, filename..

now, I want this command to put into script and pass the path as argument and ownership as arugment to check against each files and report back the filename if ownership doesn't match.

Can anyone help me on this pls.

# 2  

Please use the following script for same.

cd $value
ls -ltr | awk 'BEGIN{print "File name""\t""owner name""\t" "group name"} {print $9"\t"$3"\t"$4}'

Output will be as follows.

File name       owner name      group name
without_length_70_lines singh1        users
value_braces    singh1        users
to_find_min_and_max_number      singh1        users
timings_file_query.ksh  singh1        users
timings_file_query      singh1        users
test_data       singh1        users
test_chumma1    singh1        users

R. Singh
# 3  
That is a useless use of ls *, ls does not need it. If the number of files is large enough, * will break down when plain ls would be fine, too.

I started putting awk's output into a loop then realized the loop itself kind of makes awk unnecessary.

ls -l /dtr/tools/bin/ | while read PERMISSION OWNER GROUP SIZE MON DAY YEAR FILENAME
        echo "filename is $FILENAME"
        # Rest of code here

# 4  
With find (recursive!)
[ -n "$startdir" -a -n "$owner" ] || exit
find "$startdir" \! -user "$owner" -exec ls -ld {} + | awk '{print $1, $3, $4, $9}'
# or
#find "$startdir" \! -user "$owner" -ls | awk '{print $3, $5, $6, $11}'

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# 5  
Thanks MadeinGermany

script works as expected but I have a question, how can I check the owner, to which group belong to.

say from the script if i need to pass both owner and group to check on each file from the path.. how can i do that..

all i need to do is check the group and owner, if it matches what been send throu arguments then fine if not report back that file details.

Can you please help
# 6  
You mean, list either wrong given owner or wrong given group?
Then it's this one:
[ -n "$startdir" -a -n "$owner" -a -n "$group" ] || exec echo 'need arguments: startdir owner group'
find "$startdir" \! \( -user "$owner" -a -group "$group" \) -exec ls -ld {} + | awk '{print $1, $3, $4, $9}'
# or
#find "$startdir" \! \( -user "$owner" -a -group "$group" \) -ls | awk '{print $3, $5, $6, $11}'

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Thanks MadeInGermany.

The solution which you gave is kind of working. Is there a way in which we can skip or leave if any of the file owner/group needn't to be checked.

I was thinking, keeping some config file, where in which we can specify the filename, owner and group it belongs to. Then after we run the script, it read this config file first and then check the files one by one from the mention path. If the same filename found then it should crosscheck the owner/group mentioned against config file and the actual exists one. if it differs then report file has different owner/group and expected.

If the file owner/group matches with what had in config, then report back saying everything is fine.
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