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Old 08-20-2002, 09:09 AM   #1
Griffon26
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ez way to find the process that creates a file?


From time to time I find a file devnull in my home directory which probably indicates I made some typo's in a script I made.

From the timestamp on this file it does not seem to be anything run by cron and it is an empty file.

Is there some easy way to find out what process/which script is creating it?

Maybe I need to run something in the background for a while that keeps checking for the existence of this file and then make a sound when it appears, but I was hoping for a better solution =]
 
Old 08-20-2002, 09:22 AM   #2
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grep devnull /directory/where/i/can/find/your/scripts
 
Old 08-20-2002, 03:36 PM   #3
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Quick and dirty?

Next time you see it, make it owned by root and read only. Will cause an error when the guilty prog/script tries to create it again.
 
  


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