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L5

May 26, 2018

File Integrity Assessment Tool

After examining Tripwire and deciding that it was way overkill for my own purposes…

…L5 simply walks down Unix or DOS filesystems, sort of like “ls -R” or “find” would, generating listings of anything it finds there. It tells you everything it can about a file’s status, and adds on an MD5 hash of it. Its output is rather “numeric”, but it is a very simple format and is designed to be post-treated by scripts that call L5…

…Unlike Tripwire itself, this is NOT a complete toolkit – one is expected to use it as a small, reliable part of a larger system…

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Andrew McNaughton andrew@scoop.co.nz