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Old 10-22-2001
Data lock file!

I found a lock file like this
lrwxrwxr-x 1 sskb apollo 16 Oct 22 22:00 lock -> hostname:2747

(pl. note that hostname is a number like

but this was not shown in the file manager eventhough I had selected to show the hidden files.

I could not even read the contents.

can anybody give me info about this?

Thanks in advance

Last edited by sskb; 10-24-2001 at 07:14 PM..
# 2  
Old 10-23-2001
Which directory is this in?
# 3  
Old 10-23-2001
It was in my home directory.


but after once shutting down and rebooting, i could not find the file there.

Last edited by sskb; 10-23-2001 at 02:02 PM..
# 4  
Old 10-23-2001
There's not too much to go on here. That "file" is a symbolic link. You can create it by typing the command:
ln -s lock
But it's really only a file if "" also exists. Otherwise it's just a symbolic link that points nowhere.

If it is a file, a process may have it open. Or I'll bet that some process had a socket connected to Either way, lsof can tell you what the process is.

Last edited by Perderabo; 10-25-2001 at 11:41 AM..
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Old 10-24-2001
As I Investigated the probe I think it was because of a system crash while my friend was using my system, I'm not sure about this and I don't think there is any socket associated with the number "2747", though I do not have much knowledge about sockets. Is that possible to be the process id that caused the system crash?


Last edited by sskb; 10-24-2001 at 07:12 PM..
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