Friday, April 15, 2011

fseventer - visualizing file system changes


fseventer is a tool that visualizes file system access.

You can determine what files are changed on a software installation, deinstallation or what a suspicious piece of software is actually doing.

The usage is quite simple, start and press the "Record" button, and the application will record any filesystem access.

You can search the log for process or filenames, and choose between 2 views: a events based and a tree based view.
A file inspector gives you details about the operations.

Requires admin access & will only work on Mac OS X 10.4+ i.e. “Tiger”, “Leopard”, “Snow Leopard” or "Lion".

25 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

That's a good piece of kit.

BlowingInTheWind said...

Nice one, been looking for something very similar to this!

Jesper said...

You always show us the best stuf!

Jay said...

another awesomely free app. :D

Body1 said...

Great post!!

Stare Dad said...

this is great for those suspicious programs. but itn will only do any good that have some informatic knowlodge.

Robert said...

Great post. Going to download this for my macbook

M.D. Flodström said...

If I ever get a mac, I'll keep this in mind. Seems pretty useful,

Living cheap said...

where do you find all this stuff?

Jacob said...

look arright ill have a go.

duffboi said...

I wish there was something like that on windows. Not to my knowledge at least. Looks useful tho.

Danny Murphy said...

Cheers mate, looks useful.

elexerdelex said...

Wow that tree function would really do something for me... I lose everything on my computer :(
Seriously how do you keep posting like this?!?! well I'm back in any case, (with one post :( ) :D

Justin said...

Seems really useful. I know there are times that I wish I could actually get inside and figure out what some of these damn programs are doing.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Nice and easy to use. I have so many new apps because of you.

Toto said...

thanks for sharing!

Mr. Dough said...

Great idea for an app. Visualization would make things a lot easier.

Salman A said...

Looks like a very useful app. Thank you for sharing!

Niek said...

Awesome, can't wait to get a macbook for my study :- D!

ed said...

looks good for organization

CandleintheDark said...

This seems like it would be definitely useful

notforeverybody said...

good info...thx :)

taylor said...

Looks useful, wonder if there's something like this for windows.

Red13 said...

there's so many useful things for my computer I didn't know about!!

chronometer said...

nice