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Old 07-21-2005, 01:57 AM   #1
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Just curious, what is the use of these files in here, how do they work?

Old 07-21-2005, 06:18 PM   #2
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I'll give this a friendly bump, now all you Americans are awake and online :-)
Old 07-21-2005, 07:27 PM   #3
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I think it's a Red Hat'isn -- apps "touch" a file in /var/lock/subsys when they start and remove it when they're done. That way you can easily see if a copy of an app is running (if you want to screw with the system, you can touch or rm the files yourself ).


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