[lug] Filename star

Subba Rao subb3 at attglobal.net
Tue Dec 28 19:53:12 MST 1999

On  0, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote:
> It seems very odd that someone would create a file named that if their
> intentions were good.  In any case you can escape the character and
> allow it to be a regular character rather than a meta.
> Namely
> rm \* 
> would have removed the file named "*"
> Hugh
> > 
> > I don't know how this file got created. What is the best way to trace the creation
> > of such files? I want to know the process that is creating it. External login is impossible
> > to this box. It has to be one of the several tools I have downloaded and compiled.
> > How do you search for files, with meta characters as their names?
> > 

I did delete the file but would like know when the file is created and the process
that is creating it. Can such information be captured via syslog?

Subba Rao
subb3 at attglobal.net

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