[CentOS] how to find cause of disappearing files

Sat Feb 11 15:25:46 UTC 2006
Paul <subsolar at subsolar.com>

On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 02:01 -0500, Bob Lewkowitz wrote:
> Hello....here is an odd problem for me. I have a Centos 3 server which
> has software installed that creates its pid files in the /tmp
> directory. I am not sure which script on the server is being run that
> completely clears the /tmp directory except for directories starting
> with periods. Can you guys think of a way for me to monitor these pid
> files and immediately log which process deleted these files as soon as
> it happens?

You really should be creating them under /var/run ... that's where they
normally go.