#5 Manual is wrong about --check command

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2004-11-03
2003-11-05
No

Manual page says

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

Which is not true. Running "aide" without any arguments
gives the "usage" summary and does not perform a check.

Apart from that, --check is a "command", not an
"option" if you sticked to your terminology.

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  • Richard van den Berg

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  • Richard van den Berg

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    The version in CVS does do --check as the default.

     
  • Michael Schwendt

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  • Michael Schwendt

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    Can't confirm. CVS snapshot from today.

    # aide 2>&1 | head
    No options given. Exiting...
    Aide,
    Usage: aide <options> command

    Commands:
    -i
    --init
    Initialize the database
    -C
    --check

    # aide --version
    Aide, version Post 0.10
    Compiled with the following options
    WITH_LSTAT
    WITH_READDIR
    WITH_MHASH
    CONFIG_FILE = "/etc/aide.conf"

     
  • Richard van den Berg

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  • Richard van den Berg

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    My mistake. I was testing with "aide -c aide.conf" which
    does a --check. Aide without any arguments required a patch
    to aide.c which is now in CVS. Thanks.

     

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