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I want to install propertiary AMD driver but I would also like to know which files were created/changed by installer. Is there some application which can observe (probably by inotify) which files were changed by run application?
I would use strace to capture exactly what the installer does when it's invoked. Something like this will capture all of its output:
$ strace -s 2000 -m output.log <cmd>
You can then look through the resulting log file, output.log, looking at the open... lines to see which files were touched.
Currently I use following invocation:
strace -e trace=file programname
It will output only invocation of file specific function of programname.
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