find command seems to lock files

Morten Kjærulff
Mon Aug 19 12:49:00 GMT 2019


I have an application which constantly:
creates a file
do some processing
deletes the file

One way to monitor if the application has crashed, is to check the age of
the file, so I made a script that:

find //$server/d$/dir/subdir*/subsubdir -name 'thefile' -printf '%A+\n'

subdir* will be subdir1 subdir2 ...
under subsubdir there will be dirA, dirB, ... and under those, thefile may

Problem is that it seems this command locks thefile, as the application
sometimes can't delete it.

Could this be true?


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