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Glyptodon is a little file-system analyzer for Linux systems.
It is written in bash and it comes with an installer to make it run everyday automatically.
This script writes some general infos about files permission, socket, ownership etc...
This script also verifies the file-system for potential risk, such as set-uid files, world writable files, symlinks nouser files, etc.
Since the 1.1 version, Glyptodon also scan the system for threats linked to POSIX file capabilities.
With the 1.2 version I tried to run Glyptodon on other UNIX like systems.
I had some succes on OpenSolaris however on OpenBSD I couldn’t manage to replace all the usage I make of the command stat (I would like some help for that...).

Glyptodon was tested on :
centos icon CentOS version 5, 6
debian icon Debian version 4, 5, 6, 7
ubuntu icon Ubuntu versions 9, 10, 12.04, 14.04, 16.04
fedora icon Fedora version 12
openSuse icon OpenSUSE version 11
OpenSolaris icon OpenSolaris 2009
Open BSD icon OpenBSD 4.7 ( however need to install bash and problems with stat command)

Glyptodon license :
Copyright 2010-2017 Emeric Nasi
Glyptodon is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
You have a copy of this license inside the COPYING file inside the Glyptodon tar ball.
You can also find it here :