[CentOS] reinventing the wheel? page checker

Thu Jun 21 15:00:54 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 8:17 AM, Bob Hoffman <bob at bobhoffman.com> wrote:
> Not sure if there is an app like this yet.
> I want to keep tabs on my web applications and thought of using a 'page
> checker'/
> I was thinking either running a sum on the directory or each file...but
> thinking a simple date check would
> be fine.
> The idea is web application, except the uploads area for photos, never
> has changes to its files except when I change it.
> However, if it gets injected or hacked, I would want to know right away.
> So thinking of running a script every minute looking for files where the
> date changed since 'x' date or something like that.
> Anything out there like that?

One approach is to make the changes on a staging/test server, then
rsync them to the real server.   Then 'rsync -nv --delete' will list
any changed files.   The step beyond that is to commit all changes to
a version control system like subversion, check them out on the
staging box, then push to production with rsync - or update directly
to the tested revision on the production server(s).   The version
control system will have its own commands to show changes from the
repository version.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com