Log all the commands input by user at real time in /var/log/messages


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Log all the commands input by user at real time in /var/log/messages

Below is my script to log all the command input by any user to /var/log/messages. But I cant achieve the desired output that i want. PLease see below.

Code:
function log2syslog
{
   declare COMMAND
   COMMAND=$(fc -ln -0)
   logger -p local1.notice -t bash -i -- "$USER:$COMMAND"
}
trap log2syslog DEBUG

Desired Output:
HTML Code:
Jan 13 17:09:05 SERVER1 bash[727]: user1: ls -l
Jan 13 17:09:05 SERVER1 bash[731]: user1:  hostname
Jan 13 17:09:05 SERVER1 bash[735]: user5: uname -a
Jan 13 17:09:05 SERVER1 bash[739]: user2: clear
# 2  
WHAT's going wrong? You might want to use logger line by line.
# 3  
Hi RudiC,
This the output that i have. EMPTY

Code:
Jan 17 14:51:12 SERVER1 bash[143477]: root:#011 
Jan 17 14:51:28 SERVER1 bash[143480]: root:#011 
Jan 17 14:51:28 SERVER1 bash[143483]: root:#011 
Jan 17 14:51:28 SERVER1 bash[143486]: root:#011 
Jan 17 14:51:28 SERVER1 bash[143489]: root:#011

---------- Post updated at 11:36 PM ---------- Previous update was at 11:05 PM ----------

This is the current output that i have..

Code:
Jan 17 15:32:34 SERVER1 bash[146147]: user1 as root:
Jan 17 15:32:34 SERVER1 bash[146151]: user1 as root:
Jan 17 15:32:34 SERVER1 bash[146155]: user1 as root:
Jan 17 15:32:34 SERVER1 bash[146159]: user1 as root:
Jan 17 15:32:34 SERVER1 bash[146163]: user1 as root:
Jan 17 15:32:34 SERVER1 bash[146189]: user1 as root:#011 exit
Jan 17 15:32:37 SERVER1 bash[146193]: user1 as root:#011 exit
Jan 17 15:32:37 SERVER1 bash[146198]: user1 as root:#011 exit
Jan 17 15:32:43 SERVER1 bash[146210]: user1 as root:#011 hostname
Jan 17 15:32:43 SERVER1 bash[146215]: user1 as root:#011 hostname
Jan 17 15:32:49 SERVER1 bash[146422]: user1 as root:#011 uname -a
Jan 17 15:32:49 SERVER1 bash[146426]: user1 as root:#011 uname -a

My New source code

Code:
function log2syslog
{
        declare COMMAND
        declare LOGUSER
        COMMAND=$(fc -ln -0)
        LOGUSER=$(logname)
        logger -p local0.notice -t bash -i -- "${LOGUSER} as ${USER}:${COMMAND}"
}
trap log2syslog DEBUG


Last edited by rbatte1; 01-17-2017 at 11:57 AM.. Reason: Added CODE tags for file EMPTY
# 4  
How about using builtin audit software from your operating system.

Audit configuration can look scary at first, but it's mostly a one time setup per requirement.

Writing custom scripts will only make things difficult in the future.
Not to mention bypassing such scripts could be trivial, beating the audit purpose completely.

Hope that helps
Regards
Peasant.
# 5  
So it will throw the output below in /var/log/audit/audit.log? I beleive I have tried this before.
THanks


Code:
Jan 13 17:09:05 SERVER1 bash[727]: user1: ls -l
Jan 13 17:09:05 SERVER1 bash[731]: user1:  hostname
Jan 13 17:09:05 SERVER1 bash[735]: user5: uname -a
Jan 13 17:09:05 SERVER1 bash[739]: user2: clear


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Last edited by RudiC; 01-18-2017 at 06:00 AM.. Reason: Added CODE tags.
# 6  
What's your system?
# 7  
RHEL6 sir

---------- Post updated 01-19-17 at 01:26 AM ---------- Previous update was 01-18-17 at 03:18 AM ----------

Any feedback sir?
Thanks
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