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

NAME
     audit -- audit management utility

SYNOPSIS
     audit [-nst] [file]

DESCRIPTION
     The audit utility controls the state of the audit system.  The optional
     file operand specifies the location of the audit control input file
     (default /etc/security/audit_control).

     The options are as follows:

     -n      Forces the audit system to close the existing audit log file and
             rotate to a new log file in a location specified in the audit
             control file.

     -s      Specifies that the audit system should [re]synchronize its con-
             figuration from the audit control file.  A new log file will be
             created.

     -t      Specifies that the audit system should terminate.  Log files are
             closed and renamed to indicate the time of the shutdown.

NOTES
     The auditd(8) daemon must already be running.

FILES
     /etc/security/audit_control  Default audit policy file used to configure
                                  the auditing system.

SEE ALSO
     audit_control(5), auditd(8)

AUTHORS
     This software was created by McAfee Research, the security research divi-
     sion of McAfee, Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc.  Additional
     authors include Wayne Salamon, Robert Watson, and SPARTA Inc.

     The Basic Security Module (BSM) interface to audit records and audit
     event stream format were defined by Sun Microsystems.

HISTORY
     The OpenBSM implementation was created by McAfee Research, the security
     division of McAfee Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. in 2004.
     It was subsequently adopted by the TrustedBSD Project as the foundation
     for the OpenBSM distribution.

FreeBSD 6.2                    January 24, 2004                    FreeBSD 6.2

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