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.