in reply to User Who Modified File


On a *nix system, you can use stat to get the UID (user ID) of the file, and cross reference it with /etc/passwd to match it to the user.

For a windows system, I found this link: It contains some sample VB code that you should be able to translate to perl. Though you'll have to define the DLL references & such.

Update: I also found a bit of perl at


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