This manual page documents briefly the
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page.
is a shell script that reads a list of files to watch, runs diff against each
file and its backup, and reports any discrepancies, along with keeping a dated
backup of the original.
It's designed to be run as a cron job.
This command has two possible invocations, one with one option:
Show summary of options and the default values of the config file and the
and other with no options, a config file or a config file and the backupdir.
The debian version has been modified to read the
configuration file, that lets the administrator change the default values of
the config file (
), the backup directory (
), the diff options used to print the filetraq output (
-p -C 1
) and the diff order (
(FileTraq default) or
(traditional Unix default)).
FileTraq is not well tested or hardened. It runs as root, but all of its
config files should only be accessible by root. No security holes are known
at this time, but please be careful.
Right now, it doesn't take care of its backups very well. The dated backups
will accumulate in the backups directory, bounded only by diskspace.
It only handles text files, it isn't a Tripwire replacement for use with system