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Is there a program which lists files changed
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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jul 2013, 04:44    Post subject:  Is there a program which lists files changed
Subject description: by another program...
 

I'd like a program that lists all the files that get changed by another program as the other program is running...

For example:

Code:
theprog /usr/sbin/fixmenus


would list all the files that get modified by fixmenus in the terminal...

Is there a program that exists for this?
Should I post this in the programming section instead?

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amigo

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jul 2013, 13:28    Post subject:  

installwatch or libsentry might work -epending on what tool fixmenus uses to actually make the changes.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jul 2013, 13:39    Post subject:  

amigo wrote:
installwatch or libsentry might work -epending on what tool fixmenus uses to actually make the changes.

thanks amigo, i'll check them out... technically i wanna use it for a range of things, like pupx, Input Wizard and other random things... anything that edits config files without telling you specifically what it's editing...

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jul 2013, 04:06    Post subject:  

You can get libsentry here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/amigolinux/download/src2pkg/src2pkg-2.8/src2pkg-helpers/Resources/libsentry-0.7.2.tar.bz2
The 'program' itself is 'sentry' and you use it just like installwatch:
'sentry your commands'
It always needs two inputs, so if your are tracking a shell script which you would ordinarily simply call 'my-script', then use sentry like this:
'sentry sh my-script'

installwatch and sentry will only track the activity of normally compiled programs (not statically compiled). There are other solutions which will cover anything, but are a bit harder to get going.
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