|MACTIME(1)||General Commands Manual||MACTIME(1)|
mactime - Create an ASCII time line of file activity
mactime [-b body ] [-g group file ] [-p password file ] [-i (day|hour) index file ] [-dhmVy] [-z TIME_ZONE ] [DATE_RANGE]
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.
- -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.
- Display timeline and index files in comma delimited format. This is used to import the data into a spread sheet for presentations or graphs.
- Display header info about the session including time range, input source, and passwd or group files.
- Display version to STDOUT.
- The month is given as a number instead of name (does not work with -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.
- -z list
- List valid timezones.
- 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. Date can contain time, use format yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss for starting and/or ending date.
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.
A version of mactime first appeared in The Coroner's Toolkit (TCT) (Dan Farmer) and later mac-daddy (Rob Lee).
Brian Carrier <carrier at sleuthkit dot org>
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