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AUDIT(8)                    System Manager's Manual                   AUDIT(8)



NAME
       audit - audit trail maintenance

SYNOPSIS
       audit [ -n|-s|-t ]
       audit -d username
       audit -u username audit_event_state

AVAILABILITY
       This  program  is  available  with  the  Security software installation
       option.  Refer to for information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION
       The audit command is the general administrator's  interface  to  kernel
       auditing.   The  process  audit  state for a user can be temporarily or
       permanently altered.  The audit daemon may be notified to read the con-
       tents  of  the  audit_control  file and re-initialize the current audit
       directory to the first directory listed in the audit_control  file,  or
       to  open  a  new audit file in the current audit directory specified in
       the audit_control file as last read by the audit daemon.  Auditing  may
       also be terminated/disabled.

OPTIONS
       -n     Signal  audit  daemon to close the current audit file and open a
              new audit file in the current audit directory.

       -s     Signal audit daemon to read audit control file.  The audit  dae-
              mon stores the information internally.

       -t     Signal audit daemon to disable auditing and die.

       -d username
              Change  the  process audit state of all processes owned by user-
              name.  This new process audit state is constructed from the sys-
              tem  and user audit values as specified in the audit_control and
              passwd.adjunct files respectively.

       -u username audit_event_state
              Set the process audit state from audit_event_state for all  cur-
              rent  processes owned by username.  See audit_control(5) for the
              format of the system audit value.  The process  audit  state  is
              one  argument.   Enclose  the audit event state in quotes, or do
              not use SPACE characters in the process audit  state  specifica-
              tion.   A new login session reconstructs the process audit state
              from the audit flags in  the  audit_control  and  passwd.adjunct
              files.

SEE ALSO
       audit(2),    setuseraudit(2),    getauditflags(3),   getfauditflags(3),
       audit_control(5), passwd.adjunct(5)



                                26 January 1988                       AUDIT(8)