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Old 12-01-2015
Parse audit log

I am trying to parse the audit log to find a particular date that associated with a user record. The Date and the context of the record that I need to extract from the audit.log are 11-07-2015, the username and the activity he or she performed that day.

Here is my code:

grep -c date -d "11-07-2015 +%m%d%y" sudo /var/log/audit/audit.log

# 2  
Old 12-01-2015
What exactly is going wrong? Please decribe in detail, post error msgs and a decent input sample!

As to your code:
- What's the "sudo" for?
- I reckon you need to apply command substitution to the date command.
- Why do you need the date at all if the search string is already at hand?
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Old 12-01-2015
# 4  
Old 12-03-2015
I am sorry that I was not clear

The purpose of my program is to extract from audit.log the name of the user who restarted an application service on a particular date.

The audit.log input data is as follow:

type=LOGIN msg=audit(1175508928.548:4503): user pid=7878 uid=0 auid=555555
ses=4444 msg='start direction=from-servr suid=90 authentication acct=root laddr=  lport=4567 exe=/usr/sbin/sshd res=success)

Here is my code. The first part of the code extract username from the passwd file
and the second part of the code adds a username to auid field and converts audit dates into readable dates. The audit.log is then queried by 11/07/2015 date. Finally, the results are outputted to filename audit.txt. My program generates an error when executed.

here is my code:
echo u =awk -F '{print $1}' /etc/passwd

sudo cat /var/log/audit/audit.log | ausearch -ui $u perl -ne 'chomp: if ( /(.*type\()(\d+)(\. \d+.*)/) {$td = scalar localtime $; print "$1$td-$30 \n";}' > tmp/audit.txt

The follow is an example of how the data in the output audit.txt needs to be displayed:

type=LOGIN msg=11/07/2015 12:38: 38 PM user pid=7878 uid=deepak auid=deepak 
ses=4444 msg='start direction=from-servr suid=90 authentication acct=root laddr=  lport=4567 exe=/usr/sbin/sshd res=success)

Last edited by Don Cragun; 12-03-2015 at 03:03 AM.. Reason: Remove QUOTE tags; fix CODE tags.
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