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Is it possible to see who has accessed a file (not necessarily modified) if you don't have admin rights on linux?

For e.g.,

user A has permission rwxr--r-- on a folder B and user C reads a file D from folder B. Will it be possible for A to see that C accessed D?

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No, even for root, Linux doesn't do that level of auditing out of the box. You have to install and configure auditd for your distro to see those events.

User A would also need to have permission to read the log files so the real answer is likely to be no.

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