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MacBytes
Nov 8, 2005, 12:03 PM
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Category: Mac OS X
Link: Mac Security: Identifying Changes to the File System (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051108130346)

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Seasought
Nov 8, 2005, 01:14 PM
Bookmarked :)

Be sure to read the comments below too.

CheckMate that checksums critical system files and can alert you when they change, all nicely packaged up as a control panel. If you do not feel confident in your scripting skills, but want to be prepared, this will help.

Worth a look as well.

shamino
Nov 8, 2005, 02:31 PM
A good article.

Also of possible interest is the open source Tripwire (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tripwire/) package. It appears to do the same thing that the article's home-brewed scripts do.

I wonder if the "mtree" tool is what Disk Utility uses when you check/repair permissions. It seems like it could easily be used in that capacity.