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Old 09-20-2012
History to Another file [local user history , but root access]

Hi all,

My need is :
1. To know who , when , which command used.
2. Local user should not delete this information.
[The thing is , here we have a number of employees working in root permission.!!! And we are not actually getting who is doing which command and all...]

I mean , with an example , i can say
i have a user user1

i need to give all the following permissions to user1, :
a. A specific directory other than his home directory.
b. To edit /etc/profile
c. And/Or any other specific files/dirs.

user1's history will be saved in ~/.bash_history
user1 will have -rw-------. permission to ~/.bash_history

So there is a chance that he may delete the file itself / delete the content.

And so , i am thinking to do like..
i will have another file somewhere , say , /var/.bash_hist_user1

so automatically , What are all the commands entering by user1 should come inside /var/.bash_hist_user1 also.

OR ELSE


What are all the commands entering by user1 will come in ~/.bash_history
But he cannot delete the file / content.


Is it possible ? Smilie
^^^ Copied from the closed thread

Can someone give the solution for HP-UX ?

---------- Post updated at 01:33 PM ---------- Previous update was at 01:32 PM ----------

There is an existing thread for the same. But since it is closed, creating a new one
# 2  
Old 09-20-2012
To have a number of employees working in root permission is always really bad.
Tune your employees' permissions to let them do what they have to do without becoming root.

I think you should use the HP-UX Auditing System for monitoring:
audit(5)

Since I don't know anything about HP-UX, I stop here.
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