Provided by: aide-common_0.15.1-5_all bug


       aide - Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment


       aide [parameters] command


       aide is an intrusion detection system for checking the integrity of files.


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

       --init, -i
              Initialize the database. You  must  initialize  a  database  and  move  it  to  the
              appropriate place before you can use the --check command.

       --update, -u
              Checks  the  database  and  updates  the database non-interactively.  The input and
              output databases must be different.

              Compares two databases. They must be defined in configfile with database=<url>  and

       --config-check, -D
              Stops  after  reading  in  the configuration file. Any errors will be reported.  If
              aide was compiled with the "--with-dbhmackey" option, a hash for  the  config  file
              will be calculated. See the aide manual for more information.


       --config=configfile , -c configfile
              Configuration  is  read  from file configfile instead of "./aide.conf". Use '-' for

       --before="configparameters" , -B "configparameters"
              These configparameters are handled before the reading of  the  configuration  file.
              See aide.conf (5) for more details on what to put here.

       --after="configparameters" , -A "configparameters"
              These configparameters are handled after the reading of the configuration file. See
              aide.conf (5) for more details on what to put here.

              Controls how verbose aide is. Value  must  [0-255].  The  default  is  5.  With  no
              argument  Value  is  set  to  20.  This  parameter  overrides  the  value  set in a
              configuration file.

       --report=reporter,-r reporter
              reporter is a URL which tells aide where to send it's  output.  See  aide.conf  (5)
              section URLS for available values.

              aide prints out its version number

              Prints out the standard help message.


       Normally,  the exit status is 0 if no errors occurred. Except when the --check command was
       requested, in which case the exit status is defined as:

       1 * (new files detected?)     +

       2 * (removed files detected?) +

       4 * (changed files detected?)

       Additionally, the following exit codes are defined for generic error conditions:

       14 Error writing error

       15 Invalid argument error

       16 Unimplemented function error

       17 Invalid configureline error

       18 IO error

       19 Version mismatch error


       Please note that due to mmap issues, aide cannot be terminated with SIGTERM.  Use  SIGKILL
       to terminate.


       /etc/aide/aide.conf   Default   aide  configuration  file.   /etc/aide/aide.conf.d  Config
       snippets which are  automatically  concatenated  to  the  configuration  file  by  update-
       aide.conf.  This  is  a  Debian  extension.   aide.db  Default aide database.
       Default aide output database.




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