Is there a way to continually trace/log which software is creating and accessing files on my system?
I assume these log files would grow very large unless trimmed.
I see a bunch of dot files and no way to know what application or installation created these files.
For instance in Application Support
I have tried using some Terminal commands to get information:
The impetus for this question is the prevalence of malware, tracking software, caches, etc - so a regular user can know the providence of the files on their system. I believe the system admin term for this process called Auditing.
I am aware that many software vendors store license info inside dot files on the system.