Monitoring a file?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Nov 22 17:58:18 PST 2003
> Problem description:
> A file, let's say, /path/to/a/file, is being modified by
> an unknown process P(u) at random times. Unfortunately,
> the name of the program ran by P(u) is unknown.
> The goal is to catch P(u) "red-handed," just the moment
> it accesses /path/to/a/file, e.g. by looking up in the
> process table with ps(1).
Have you tried moving the file elsewhere and seeing if anyone
complains about the absence?
Or writing a program that locks the file?
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