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  1. SCO Unixware Issue


    I am working with a SCO Unixware 7.1.4 server and I have been asked to
    get all of the access times of a file for the last year not just the
    last time the file was accessed. If anyone can help me with this issue
    thanks in advance.

    Kevin Harnden


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  2. Re: SCO Unixware Issue

    On Thu, Jul 31, 2008, chefsride wrote:
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    >I am working with a SCO Unixware 7.1.4 server and I have been asked to
    >get all of the access times of a file for the last year not just the
    >last time the file was accessed. If anyone can help me with this issue
    >thanks in advance.


    I don't think there's any way to get this unless you have had some
    kind of audit logging running, either at the OS level or perhaps
    in software that accesses the file.

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  3. Re: SCO Unixware Issue

    chefsride typed (on Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 10:10:43PM +0200):
    |
    | I am working with a SCO Unixware 7.1.4 server and I have been asked to
    | get all of the access times of a file for the last year not just the
    | last time the file was accessed. If anyone can help me with this issue
    | thanks in advance.

    Nothing in Unix tracks anything except the last access time.

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    JP

  4. Re: SCO Unixware Issue


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "chefsride"
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    Subject: SCO Unixware Issue


    >
    > I am working with a SCO Unixware 7.1.4 server and I have been asked to
    > get all of the access times of a file for the last year not just the
    > last time the file was accessed. If anyone can help me with this issue
    > thanks in advance.
    >
    > Kevin Harnden


    No problem, ask them to go back in time and install this cron job a year ago:

    * * * * * ls -l the_file >>/u/atime_the_file.txt 2>&1

    You have been asked to do something no OS on the planet provides by default for all/any files.

    You can install famd or other file alteration monitor daemon, and configure it to watch specific dirs/files, a year ago.
    I'm not sure if even famd can really garuntee to see all changes or if it polls and multiple changes could happen within one polling period, no matter how short. You'd need a kernel hook to really know you are not missing any changes.

    Databases also often provide history, (perfect history in that case) if specifically configured, but that is a very different question.

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