How to log all file that has been move,chmod,chown?

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Old 11-25-2013
How to log all file that has been move,chmod,chown?

Hi All,

Seeking for your assistance on how to log that has been chmod,mv,chown,chgrp and how to prevent script running while chmod,mv,chown,chgrp are still running?

Ex: a/b/c-folder

chmod 777 *
chown owner
owner group

what i did was(please see below). but it's not working. i ended up 0 bytes the .log
chmod 777 * > test.log
chown owner > test.log
mv * > test.log

Expected output:
put all that commands that i used in the log file. and prevent the script from running again while the commands that i used are still running.

Move command expected output sample
a/ - folder
file1.txt is transferred to a/ folder
file2.txt is transferred to a/ folder

Please advise,


---------- Post updated at 07:10 PM ---------- Previous update was at 06:05 PM ----------

may i gently followed up on this please. i don't know how to start T_T

Please advise,


Last edited by nikki1200; 11-25-2013 at 07:25 AM.. Reason: Use code tags, please...
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Old 11-25-2013
As per my understanding ,since these commands wont give any output, you are getting a zero byte file.

I believe you are looking for some kind of tracking to know what has happened with the files -- audit any changes made on the file.

I am not sure if there is any command that let us do this audit trail, but on googling i found the below link, may be you can take a look to get some idea,
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Old 11-25-2013
Thanks Sir. i think there is a solution on my issue but i don't know how to start. T_T
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Old 11-25-2013
This is confusing. Let's say you want to block access to /path/to/files, then find all the chmod (or created) and modified changes for the last 24 hours.

#Run as root to block other  and group access:
chmod 700 /path/to/files   # sets  read + execute off  [you are root (or owner)] 
# now find regular files that have either been "chmoded" 
echo 'start chmod, created list' 
find /path/to/files -type f -atime -1 -exec ls -l {} \;
echo 'end chmod, created list'
# now find files that have been modified in the last day
echo 'start recently modified list' 
find /path/to/files -type f -mtime -1 -exec ls -l {} \;
echo 'end recently modified list'
chmod 755 /path/to/files

NOTE: blocking access to some directories, like I showed, is not needed and is dangerous and can actually hang the whole system or cause other important processes to fail. Therefore it is really a bad idea. Be very careful. I personally would not do that.
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Old 11-25-2013
Thanks Sir jim mcnamara.
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Old 11-25-2013
Not sure the OP wants to block anything. I guess he/she wants to log actions performed. To do so, redirect stderr and not stdout, and append to the log file instead of overwriting. And, you may want to use the -v (verbose) options to the commands, if that exists. Like:
mv -v file?.txt /path/to/destination 2>>log.file

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Old 11-25-2013
Thanks Sir RudiC
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