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instmon is a shell script that monitors installations and detects the files that were added or modified. It can be very helpful for packages that only come in source form. It can be used by system administrators and simple users alike.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  15 Oct 1999 19:49

    Release Notes: The most important change in version 2.0 is the ability to detect installations using strace or installwatch. Along with some more new features and the usual bugfixes, all these make this the most complete version ever.

    •  25 Apr 1999 02:13

      Release Notes: Slightly changed the default search list (added /var/lib) and the default exclude list (added /root), now uses $TMPDIR when set, comparisons between version numbers are now done in a different way, which is more correct for the UNIX world, fixed to work with RPM >= 2.5.0, empty directories are now removed even more aggressively, awk is now required, and instmon has to store some helper scripts (currently one) in /usr/local/lib/instmon.

      •  21 Jan 1999 13:30

        Release Notes: Added quite a few features since version 1.2 like tar, deb and rpm packages can now be created, listing logs has become more powerful, and instmon can now recognize that some logs are same-program-different-version and do some useful things about that. In addition, some bug and security fixes have been included, so everyone is encouraged to upgrade.

        •  07 Dec 1998 11:01

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  02 Oct 1998 11:51

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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