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Name

mactime - Create an ASCII time line of file activity

Synopsis

mactime [-b body ] [-g group file ] [-p password file ] [-i (day|hour) index file ] [-dhmVy] [-z TIME_ZONE ] [DATE_RANGE]

Description

mactime creates an ASCII time line of file activity based on the body file specified by ’-b’ or from STDIN. The time line is written to STDOUT. The body file must be in the time machine format that is created by ’ils -m’, ’fls -m’, or the mac-robber tool.

Arguments

-b body
Specify the location of a body file. This file must be generated by a tool such as ’fls -m’ or ’ils -m’. The ’mac-robber’ and ’grave-robber’ tools can also be used to generate the file.
-g group file
Specify the location of the group file. mactime will display the group name instead of the GID if this is given.
-p password file
Specify the location of the passwd file. mactime will display the user name instead of the UID of this is given.
-i day|hour index file
Specify the location of an index file to write to. The first argument specifies the granularity, either an hourly summary or daily. If the ’-d’ flag is given, then the summary will be separated by a ’,’ to import into a spread sheet.
-d
Display timeline and index files in comma delimited format. This is used to import the data into a spread sheet for presentations or graphs.
-h
Display header info about the session including time range, input source, and passwd or group files.
-V
Display version to STDOUT.
-m
The month is given as a number instead of name (does not work with -y).
-y
The date is displayed in ISO8601 format.
-z TIME_ZONE
The timezone from where the data was collected. The name of this argument is system dependent (examples include EST5EDT, GMT+1). Does not work with -y.
DATE_RANGE
The range of dates to make the time line for. The standard format is yyyy-mm-dd for a starting date and no ending date. For an ending date, use yyyy-mm-dd..yyyy-mm-dd.

License

The changes from mactime in TCT and mac-daddy are distributed under the Common Public License, found in the cpl1.0.txt file in the The Sleuth Kit licenses directory.

History

A version of mactime first appeared in The Coroner’s Toolkit (TCT) (Dan Farmer) and later mac-daddy (Rob Lee).

Author

Brian Carrier <carrier at sleuthkit dot org>

Send documentation updates to <doc-updates at sleuthkit dot org>


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