I am looking for a tool that could ease tracking of file modification times of a number of files/directories placed on NFS mounts.
The idea is that in a multi-user environment where some files are (sporadically) prone to be changed, it is sometimes difficult (as a user of these files, not their provider) to find out that something happened to them. Things might break or change, it would be great to be able to be notified when important files are modified.
The files are stored on an NFS share, so inode-like solutions are a no go. I know, I know, a cron service would do the job, but I am looking for an existing solution that would be easy to use by particular users.
I imagine the user-side like this: a user "adds" a file or a directory to be tracked. On a random day, another user changes the content of the directory or a file. The modification is noticed by the system and the user (who registered to be notified) receives an email about this.