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Re: Tor cleverness?
Thank you very much for the comprehensive replies.
On 17 Nov 2008, at 20:05, Seth David Schoen wrote:
I renamed (with 'mv') the file I was sending Tor logs to whilst Tor
I actually moved it to a different directory.
The log data kept being written to that file. How?
unixoid OSes use file pointers which remain even when you do rm or
So mv does not change writing to an open file.
There's some more discussion of this kind of thing at
Notably, on Unix-like systems including Linux and Mac OS X, a file can
have multiple names or no names at all and still be the "same file",
because the notion of the identity of a file is so thoroughly separated
from the notion of a filename.
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