19.5. Running an Integrity Check
By default, the Tripwire RPM adds a shell script called
tripwire-check to the
/etc/cron.daily/ directory. This script
automatically runs an integrity check once per day.
You can, however, run a Tripwire integrity check at any time by typing
the following command:
During an integrity check, Tripwire compares the current state of file
system objects with the properties recorded in its
database. Violations are printed to the screen and an encrypted copy of
the report is created in
/var/lib/tripwire/report/. You can view the report
using the twprint command as outlined in Section 19.6.1 Viewing Tripwire Reports.
If you would like to receive an email when certain types of integrity
violations occur, you can configure this in the policy file. See Section 19.8.1 Tripwire and Email for instructions on how to set up and test