filetraq - Small utility to keep track of changes in config files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename filetraq_0.3_all.deb
Package name filetraq
Package version 0.3
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin devel::rcs implemented-in::shell interface::commandline interface::daemon role::program scope::utility use::checking use::configuring
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Joost van Baal-Ilić <>
Download size 11.25 KB
Installed size 37.00 KB
FileTraq is a shell script that reads a list of files to watch, runs
diff against each file and its backup, and reports any discrepancies, along
with keeping a dated backup of the original.
It's designed to be run as a cron job.


Package Version Architecture Repository
filetraq_0.3_all.deb 0.3 all Debian Main
filetraq - - -


Type URL
Binary Package filetraq_0.3_all.deb
Source Package filetraq

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install filetraq deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install filetraq




2018-08-28 - Joost van Baal-Ilić <>
filetraq (0.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* New "upstream" release: the Debian source package is now the upstream
source.  It is very unlikely Jeremy Weatherford will ever ship any new
filetraq release.
- See email excerpts at debian/TODO .
- debian/control: dropped Homepage  New "homepage" is , new tar source releases to be
found at .
- Jeremy: Thanks for your work!
* debian/control: update vcs-headers: moved from alioth to salsa.
* Since upload 0.2-15 Maintainer is joostvb@d.o, fixing "ITA: filetraq"
(Closes: #831717).
* debian/TODO: added.
* changed to debian native format:
- debian/source/format: new, now explicitly '3.0 (native)'
- debian/patches/01_filetraq.patch,
debian/patches/02_filetraq.conf.patch: no longer shipped, since included
in "upstream" 0.3
- debian/rules: drop cdbs simple-patchsys usage, will do fine
- debian/filetraq.8: upstream now honors /etc/default/filetraq.
- debian/docs: upstream file VERSION renamed to NEWS.
2016-11-06 - Joost van Baal-Ilić <>
filetraq (0.2-15) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: set Vcs-* fields: Now maintained using git @
* debian/control: set myself as maintainer, as agreed by previous maintainer
Sergio Talens-Oliag in Message-ID:
<>, see  Sergio: Thanks for your work!
* debian/control: add Homepage field.
* debian/control: update standards from to 3.9.1, no changes needed.
* debian/control: add: Suggests systraq.
* debian/control: description: s/just a shell script/a shell script/.
* debian/README.Debian: fix spelling error, thanks lintian.
* get rid of trailing whitespace.
2016-06-20 - Joost van Baal-Ilić <>
filetraq (0.2-14.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/compat: bump from debhelper 4 to 9; thanks Niels Thykier (Closes:
* debian/control: update debhelper from >= 4.2 to >= 9.
* debian/control: change Build-Depends-Indep to Build-Depends (cdbs,
debhelper): these are required to run the clean target.  Thanks lintian.
* debian/control: add Depends: ${misc:Depends} to satisfy debhelper. Thanks
* debian/copyright: completed.  Thanks lintian.
2006-03-07 - Sergio Talens-Oliag <>
filetraq (0.2-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Install script on /usr/sbin instead of /usr/bin (Closes: Bug#355669).
2006-03-06 - Sergio Talens-Oliag <>
filetraq (0.2-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix sed expression, now really ingnores commented lines (Closes: Bug#355512).
2006-02-03 - Sergio Talens-Oliag <>
filetraq (0.2-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Build package with cdbs and simple-patchsys.
* Script patched to handle files with spaces (Closes: Bug#184360).
* Script patched to avoid name collisions (see NEWS.Debian).
2004-09-01 - Sergio Talens-Oliag <>
filetraq (0.2-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied patch from Joost van Baal to document the difforder option in the
filetraq manpage. (Closes: Bug#263427)
2004-05-27 - Sergio Talens-Oliag <>
filetraq (0.2-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied patch to handle binary files gracefully. (Closes: Bug#251010)
* Manpage moved to section 8, the program is installed in /usr/sbin.
2003-10-13 - Sergio Talens-Oliag <>
filetraq (0.2-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed 'source' bashism. (Closes: Bug#215533)
* Fixed standard diff options to make the program work with
_POSIX2_VERSION=2000112. (Closes: Bug#215534)
* Upgraded Standards to 3.6.1.
2002-08-12 - Sergio Talens-Oliag <>
filetraq (0.2-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed 'cp' parameters to avoid symlinks backup. (Closes: Bug#156049)

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