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I want to record all the commands ran by any user(or root) in Linux

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I need this mechanism via bash script or any RHEL Package.
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Sean FitzpatrickSr Lab Systems Engineer

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ex. given from FreeBSD
cat /usr/home/%username/.bash_history >> %username%history.log

You'll need to update the path for the user depending on what kernel version you are using.
Also you will need to run the cat as a root user or with sudo depending on kernel, so that you can read other user's bash_history files.
Easy way to figure out where the history files are located is my doing a 'locate history', if you don't have locate installed you can install mlocate, then run an updatedb; after you have done that, retry running the 'locate history' command.

Also: Is this something that you want to do once? or constantly update? If you want to constantly update the file, use the >> if you want to rewrite the file every time use > instead.
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Turn on auditing and require sudo (logging the commands) for all privileged commands even if you don't require knowing the root password.
Zephyr ICTCloud Architect

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Like _jesper_ said, I think auditing is the way to go.

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I found the solutions !

https://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Linux/Distributions/A_683-Auditing-user-sessions.html

One more thing I want to send/save the files generated from script command to an oracle database. How i can achieve that ?

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One more thing, how I can get rid of garbage created by the interactive commands like vi from script command.
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What do you mean by "garbage"?  Can you give an example?
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snoopy from epel does it. How you pump syslog to oracle is another question. Mostly syslog servers have semimaintained oracle modules that you need to fix before using.

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Hi All,

@jesper - from garbage i mean ASCII code generated in the files while recording shell via script command.

@gheist - Thanks . snoopy is great tool, I will look on it and I want these logs piped to oracle.

I have a blog , do you think it can work what i need ?

http://blog.ronnyegner-consulting.de/2009/11/11/logging-syslog-and-database-audit-messages-to-an-oracle-database-with-rsyslog/

Thanks All !
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