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Earlier in 2006, Rootkit Hunter initiator and developer Michael Boelen agreed to hand over development. Since that time eight people have been working to set up the project properly and work towards the much needed maintenance release.



To perform a default installation of RKH simply unpack the tarball and,
as root, run the installation script:

    tar zxf rkhunter-1.4.2.tar.gz
    cd rkhunter-1.4.2
    ./ --install
Before running RKH you will need to fill the file properties database by
running the following command:

 rkhunter --propupd

Note that if you want to use the package management tools provided by 
your distribution you will need to select a package manager. In the case
of using RPM your command would be:

 rkhunter --propupd --pkgmgr RPM

To run RKH, as root, simply enter the following command:

 rkhunter --check

By default, the log file '/var/log/rkhunter.log' will be created. It
will contain the results of the checks made by RKH.

pico /var/log/rkhunter.log

To see what other options can be used with rkhunter, enter:

 rkhunter --help