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October 09, 2022

Amazon Linux Triage for Anyone and Everyone

by John Lukach

Amazon Linux default installation now starts with about 150,000 directories and files. How do we know which files belong on a particular host during the triage of the operating system?

Review enough systems; you start remembering all those Amazon Linux operating system artifacts. Just in time for new directories and filenames to be added to the mix or moved to other locations.


The mmi command line tool lists the current path’s directories and files based on user access permission, which are color-coded to help reduce triage time.

If you want to try it out –>

This capability is only as good as the data provided; thus, I have an RSS Feed tracking the current status of the artifacts with links to supporting Open Source software that handles the automatic updates.

tags: Amazon - AWS - Linux - Meta - SHA256