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RE: When was an user added to the system?



Mary,

Could deploy an audit tool (like tripwire) for Linux to watch over any important system files like /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow etc. When they were changed you will know the details from those tools' output.

Regards,
Wah.


--- On Wed, 22/7/09, Wang, Mary Y <mary y wang boeing com> wrote:

> From: Wang, Mary Y <mary y wang boeing com>
> Subject: RE: When was an user added to the system?
> To: "General Red Hat Linux discussion list" <redhat-list redhat com>
> Received: Wednesday, 22 July, 2009, 8:58 PM
> Thanks for the info.  When I
> added a new user, a home directory will be
> automatically created for the user.  
> 
> However, I thought when an user did some updates in his/her
> directory,
> the timestamp on that directory reflects the time those
> changes were
> made, and not necessary the time when the user was added to
> the system.



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