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File Open by Process

by shaikh741 (Novice)
on Nov 22, 2011 at 20:13 UTC ( #939533=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
shaikh741 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am looking for a way to capture all the file opens that occur from a process (external command, like system call, etc) called by a Perl script. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: File Open by Process
by Eliya (Vicar) on Nov 22, 2011 at 20:21 UTC

    Which platform are you on?  On Linux/Unix you could use strace/truss/tusc...  On Windows, there's Process Monitor (from Sysinternals).

Re: File Open by Process
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 22, 2011 at 20:49 UTC

    See StraceNT.


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      I am on Linux and trying to create a script which calls an external program which in turn calls compilers and linkers to build C/C++ applications. I would like to capture all the file opens from the the external program to find out exactly which files were opened with complete path to them.
Re: File Open by Process
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon) on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:20 UTC

    Be aware that, in addition to strace/truss, there is another Unix tool might prove useful when tracking open files, namely lsof.

      thank you monks!!

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