System Administration Guide: Security Services

ProcedureHow to Customize a BART Report by Specifying File Attributes

This procedure is optional and explains how to customize a BART report by specifying file attributes from the command line. If you create a baseline manifest that lists information about all the files or specific on your system, you can run the bart compare command, specifying different attributes, whenever you need to monitor changes to a particular directory, subdirectory, file or files. You can run different types of comparisons for the same manifests by specifying different file attributes from the command line.

  1. Determine which file attributes you want to monitor.

  2. Assume the Primary Administrator role, or become superuser.

    The Primary Administrator role includes the Primary Administrator profile. To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  3. After installing the Solaris software, create a control manifest.

  4. Create a test manifest when you want to monitor changes.

    Prepare the test manifest identically to the control manifest.

  5. Compare the manifests.

    For example:

    # bart compare -i dirmtime,lnmtime,mtime control-manifest.121503 \
    test-manifest.010504 >

    Note that a comma separates each attribute you specify in the command-line syntax.

  6. Examine the BART report for oddities.