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Author Topic: log of recent file actions  (Read 1848 times)

MarkGrieveson

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log of recent file actions
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:48:03 am »

Hello.  Is there a log of recent file actions that I can access anywhere?  I was using Thunar, and I grabbed a hidden file (/home/mark/.jpilot) to put it in the side-pane shortcut list, and the file simply disappeared (IE, it's now not listed in either the side-pane shortcut list of the main list of files).  Needless to say, I'm not pleased.  Anyway, is there a record of what happened to files anywhere?  

ETA:  I did find the file.  Seems I moved it into one of the other short cuts, rather than creating a shortcut of the file itself.  Still, it would be useful to be able to track such things via a log file.  Is there one?  I checked /var/log directory, but couldn't make head or tail or it.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 11:12:32 am by MarkGrieveson »
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rbistolfi

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Re: log of recent file actions
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 12:15:10 pm »

Hi Mark,

The shell tool find could be useful. For example, you can use

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find $HOME -mmin 5
To get a list of files modified in the last 5 minutes. You can adjust time frames and add more filters for better accuracy. In your case -type d for looking at directories only, or since you know the name of the folder, you can grep for that too.

HTH, Rodrigo
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: log of recent file actions
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 04:18:38 pm »

Thanks rbistolfi and yusufcpi.  The command you've suggested is very useful.
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