man aide Command

Man page for apt-get aide Command

Man Page for aide in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man aide

Man Aide  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man aide in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man aide

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

aide(1)                                                                                                                                                      aide(1)

aide Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment

aide [parameters] command

aide is an intrusion detection system for checking the integrity of files.

check, C
Checks the database for inconsistencies. You must have an initialized database to do this. This is also the default command. Without any command aide
does a check.

init, i
Initialize the database. You must initialize a database and move it to the appropriate place before you can use the check command.

update, u
Checks the database and updates the database non interactively. The input and output databases must be different.

Compares two databases. They must be defined in configfile with database= and database_new=.

config check, D
Stops after reading in the configuration file. Any errors will be reported. If aide was compiled with the " with dbhmackey" option, a hash for the
config file will be calculated. See the aide manual for more information.

config=configfile , c configfile
Configuration is read from file configfile instead of "./aide.conf". Use ' ' for stdin.

before="configparameters" , B "configparameters"
These configparameters are handled before the reading of the configuration file. See aide.conf (5) for more details on what to put here.

after="configparameters" , A "configparameters"
These configparameters are handled after the reading of the configuration file. See aide.conf (5) for more details on what to put here.

verbose=verbosity_level, Vverbosity_level
Controls how verbose aide is. Value must [0 255]. The default is 5. With no argument Value is set to 20. This parameter overrides the value set in a
configuration file.

report=reporter, r reporter
reporter is a URL which tells aide where to send it's output. See aide.conf (5) section URLS for available values.

version, v
aide prints out its version number

help, h
Prints out the standard help message.

Normally, the exit status is 0 if no errors occurred. Except when the check command was requested, in which case the exit status is defined as:

1 * (new files detected?) +

2 * (removed files detected?) +

4 * (changed files detected?)

Additionally, the following exit codes are defined for generic error conditions:

14 Error writing error

15 Invalid argument error

16 Unimplemented function error

17 Invalid configureline error

18 IO error

Please note that due to mmap issues, aide cannot be terminated with SIGTERM. Use SIGKILL to terminate.

${prefix}/etc/aide.conf Default aide configuration file. ${prefix}/etc/aide.db Default aide database. ${prefix}/etc/ Default aide output data


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