May 26, 2018

File system checksum checker


  • is a utility to guard changes in a file system.

  • is composed of three simple programs fswbuild, fswcmp, fswshow. fswbuild builds a file system information database. fswcmp compares two database files and returns what changes a in file system have been introduced. fswshow shows contents of database file. a file information database is platform independent.

  • can collect the following information about files and directories inode, links, uid, gid, mode, size, flags, ctime, checksum sha1 ; and can show which files were added, deleted or changed.

  • is one of many similar utilities. the main difference is the configuration. you can define different settings for every directory in a directory tree. moreover, it is very small and fast.

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