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Old 06-06-2011
How to identify the scripts ran at a particular day of last month?

How to identify the scripts ran at a particular day of last month?
I have to identify a script that ran on 06/01/2011 @ 4 am
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Old 06-06-2011
There is no direct way to get this information - you have to backdoor it.
Plus, you cannot know unless one of these is true:

1. you can match a logfile with a script and then use the logfile filetime to get an idea of when the script ran

2. You have crontab entries for your scripts. Each crontab entry runs at a specified time.

3. you have scheduling software like AppWorx, etc. These types of packages have good history information

If some random user ran a script adhoc, and there are no logs, then you have a BIG problem.
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Old 06-06-2011
Another solution would be process accounting.
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Old 06-06-2011
you can try to use find

Maybe you ran the script 24 hours ago use this option

find -mtime 1 -name scriptname

I am not very clear but it can done using mtime option.

Last edited by radoulov; 06-06-2011 at 06:31 PM.. Reason: Code tags.

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