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FTIMES-BIMVL(1) FTimes Documentation FTIMES-BIMVL(1)

ftimes-bimvl - Take a snapshot, compare it to a baseline, and log the changes.

ftimes-bimvl [-S] [-d work-dir] [-f config-file] [-H ftimes-home] [-i ignore-file] [-m mask] [-p priority] [-s server[:port]] [-t tag] include [include ...]

ftimes-bimvl [-S] [-d work-dir] [-H ftimes-home] [-i ignore-file] [-m mask] [-p priority] [-s server[:port]] [-t tag] -f config-file [include ...]

This utility creates an FTimes snapshot of a specified set of files and/or directories, compares that snapshot to a previously captured baseline, and sends log messages to a specified syslog server for each object that is changed, missing, or new. If no baseline exists, one will be created, and no comparisons will be made until the next invocation of the utility.

-d work-dir
Specifies a work directory that will be used to store the baseline, snapshot, and compare files during runs. If this directory does not exist, it will be created during runtime. The default location is 'C:\FTimes\out' and '/usr/local/ftimes/out' for WINX and UNIX platforms, respectively.
-f config-file
Specifies a config file that contains any of the various ftimes(1) controls (one per line) that are valid for map mode. Note that this option is required when no includes are specified on the command line, and in that case, the desired includes must be specified within the associated config file.
-H ftimes-home
Specifies the location of FTimes components on the client system. The default value is 'C:\FTimes' and '/usr/local/ftimes' for WINX and UNIX platforms, respectively.
-i ignore-file
Specifies a file containing zero or more patterns, one per line, that are to be applied to the compare output. All matched records will be discarded, and no syslog message will be generated.
-m mask
FTimes fieldmask to use.
-p priority
Specifies the syslog facility and level to use for syslog messages. The format is facility.level. Valid values can be found in the logger(1) man page.
Specifies that the log messages should use the Perl module Sys::Syslog for sending messages. The benefit of using this option is that messages can use the settings in /etc/syslog.conf.
-s server[:port]
Specifies the hostname (or IP address) and port of syslog server. The default value is
-t tag
Specifies the string that will be tagged to every syslog message. The default tag is the name of this utility.

Klayton Monroe and Jason Smith


All documentation and code are distributed under same terms and conditions as FTimes.
2022-04-08 perl v5.32.1

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