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

NAME
     audit -- audit management utility

SYNOPSIS
     audit -e |	-i | -n	| -s | -t

DESCRIPTION
     The audit utility controls	the state of the audit system.	One of the
     following flags is	required as an argument	to audit:

     -e	     Forces the	audit system to	immediately remove audit log files
	     that meet the expiration criteria specified in the	audit control
	     file without doing	a log rotation.

     -i	     Initializes and starts auditing.  This option is currently	for
	     Mac OS X only and requires	auditd(8) to be	configured to run
	     under launchd(8).

     -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.  Also, audit	log files that meet the	expiration
	     criteria specified	in the audit control file will be removed.

     -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.  Optionally,	it can be con-
     figured to	be started on-demand by	launchd(8) (Mac	OS X only).  The audit
     utility requires audit administrator privileges for successful operation.

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

SEE ALSO
     audit(4), audit_control(5), auditd(8), launchd(8)

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.

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.

FreeBSD	10.1		       January 29, 2009			  FreeBSD 10.1

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