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    confusion on creation of a file


    Well the title is sort of true. I am looking to free up spme space, so I've been hunting down file that are present and can be remove or parred down.
    A few days ago I found a DB2 log ~1.3 mb. I then talked to the db2 guy about it, but my curiosity got the best of me and when I looked closer i found the file is being create daily. The owner is root, so I do a crontab -l to see the process creating it and there is not process that runs near the creation time of the file!
    Here are the file attrs:
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 138796484 2012-03-02 06:51 dklog.log

    What am I missing? If it we a db2 process wouldnt it be owned by db2?
    thanks
    mace

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    No, there is a process that is running as root that is creating this file. It might not be a cron job that is starting it.

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    Ok so a ps will show waht the current processes are , how or can i find what created it?
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    Try htop or
    Code:
    pgrep -u root
    
    or
    
    ps -faux | grep root

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    Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
    Well the title is sort of true. I am looking to free up spme space, so I've been hunting down file that are present and can be remove or parred down.
    A few days ago I found a DB2 log ~1.3 mb. I then talked to the db2 guy about it, but my curiosity got the best of me and when I looked closer i found the file is being create daily. The owner is root, so I do a crontab -l to see the process creating it and there is not process that runs near the creation time of the file!
    Here are the file attrs:
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 138796484 2012-03-02 06:51 dklog.log

    What am I missing? If it we a db2 process wouldnt it be owned by db2?
    thanks
    mace
    It seems to belong to db2.
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