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How to determine which process is creating a file? [duplicate]

Given file path, how can I determine which process creates it (and/or reads/writes to it)?
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How can I see a file's historical modification times? [duplicate]

stat outputs a file's last modification time. How can I see a list of all the times a file was modified? For example, I'd like to edit a file 5 times, and see 5 modification times.
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Logging hidden file creations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to find out what program or script created a given file? Can I find somewhere in logs the times of creation of hidden files or directories under the /home/...
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How to check the logs to see what process created a file? [duplicate]

The file dead.letter keeps appearing in my home folder. I want to know what process is responsible for this, but there is no information on the creator of a file in the file itself. However, I believe ...
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Monitor file system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to find out what program or script created a given file? How do I monitor the file system for specific purposes? For example, I read that shutdown (when called ...
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How do I find which process is causing a file to lose its permissions? [duplicate]

Yesterday one of our servers was having a problem, and it turned out the file /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server had lost it's permissions, they were reported as just ------------. Setting the permissions ...
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finding which program produces a log file [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and I have an email account configured on the terminal. Probably a left-over from the time I tried to configure that account, I have some logs being printed to a file in my ...
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How can you figure out which program/process is creating a file? [duplicate]

Suppose there's a file that keeps appearing in my home directory automatically even after I delete it. Knowing nothing more about it, is there a way to figure how what keeps putting that file there? ...
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How can I log who creates a directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to find out what program or script created a given file? Is it possible to log which process/user/IP created a directory? I only found out that the syslog.conf ...
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file creation and acces monitoring app [duplicate]

I remember long time ago I had some antivirus on windows which had wile accesses monitor, and could tell you if any process accesses a file.I need to monitor every file in my home folder(or any other) ...
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Is it possible to get which process changed my file [duplicate]

I have many processes running on my Ubuntu. One day later, I find that one file has been changed. Now I want to know which process touched my file. What can I do? (I can not modify the running ...
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SELinux file permissions history [duplicate]

How can I see the history of file labels - who and when set them? Right now SELinux reports that my /etc/resolv.conf with content # Generated by NetworkManager is mislabeled. It is now unlabeled_t ...
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Find the process creating junk in my home folder [duplicate]

Some process keeps creating a folder called \~ in my home folder every time my computer boots up (and some other times, too) and it's really getting on my nerves. I guess this misconfigured app knows ...
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audit dir content removing / deletion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to find out what program or script created a given file? A peasant needs thunder to cross himself and wonder. A few minutes I get lost wp blog content the files ...
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1answer
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What is a bind mount?

What is a “bind mount”? How do I make one? What is it good for? I've been told to use a bind mount for something, but I don't understand what it is or how to use it.

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