I have an hourly hour-long crontab job running with some
traceroute) output every 10 minutes (that is going to go for over an hour prior to it being emailed back to me), and I want to see the current progress thus far.
On Linux, I have used
lsof -n | fgrep cron (
lsof is similar to BSD's
fstat), and it seems like I might have found the file, but it is annotated as having been deleted (a standard practice for temporary files is to be deleted right after opening):
COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME ... cron 21742 root 5u REG 202,0 7255 66310 /tmp/tmpfSuELzy (deleted)
And cannot be accesses by its prior name anymore:
# stat /tmp/tmpfSuELzy stat: cannot stat `/tmp/tmpfSuELzy': No such file or directory
How do I access such a deleted file that is still open?