/etc directory there is something I do with files.
Let us say that I am looking at
What I do when it will be modified is to copy it over, in the following sense.
I have a hierarchy of files:
passwd is modified, I “rotate” the files (similar to logrotate).
passwd_n goes to
passwd_n-1 goes to
passwd_1 goes to
passwd copies to
Then I modify
What I would like to do vis à vis a checksum program like tripwire or AIDE is to "let them know I've rotated and allow them to update the checksums but also check that the rotation has gone smoothly.
Do either of there programs provide a way for specifying something like this?