How to monitor permission,ownership or attribute change of specific file or directory only?

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  • Monitor permission or ownership change of specific directory only.
  • How to configure auditd to monitor acl applied to a particular directory?
  • How do I track changes made to particular file/directory attributes. Article places recursive watch on directory and its whole subtree which generate overwhelming logs.
  • How do I track user/program which made changes to directory permissions?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • audit

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