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Watching Under The Hood Of Tiger's Spotlight 43

Posted by Hemos
from the looking-at-it dept.
jaketheitguy writes "Over at KernelThread.com, Amit Singh has released a commandline app called FSLogger for looking under the hood of Tiger's Spotlight. You can watch all kinds of filesystem changes going on in realtime. The utility apparently intercepts and displays filesystem change data as it goes out to Spotlight from the kernel. It even tells you which app is making the changes. Looks like Apple has included some pretty powerful API's in Tiger and there may be some othre really interesting uses of this API as mentioned on the app's page. I for one would really like to be able to tell if somebody changed ANY files on my system without my knowledge. I think you can do that with Singh's program, but how do you make sure somebody cannot disable the program?"
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