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    How do I get "Last modified by:"

    As the title says, I am trying to find out who last modified a file. I did a man on ls didn't see anything that would give me this, only the time it was modified on. Can someone help me out with this?

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    Jason Bush

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    I dont think you can locally, you may be able to if they accessed it over the network.

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    Log in as root, and type in:

    wall "Who last modified <filename>?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacKuo
    Log in as root, and type in:

    wall "Who last modified <filename>?"
    This will send out a message to most logged in users asking them this question.. kinda solves the problem, but not really.

    As far as I know, there's no real way to determine this.. If you have root, you can search around in .bash_history's, but other than that... *shrug*
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    .bash_history is a good idea actually. no timeline, but if only one person modified it that might help..

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