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Re: Autostarted translators questions

Ivan Warren, le Fri 02 May 2008 15:18:47 +0200, a écrit :
> Is it normal & expected that a translator keeps running when a 
> translated file (is that the appropriate term ?) is opened and then closed ?


> I ask this because if I play around a bit with my system, I usually very 
> quickly wind up with 100+ processes.. Especially if I do something like 
> 'ls -l /dev'

That's a common pitfall, yes.

> If I do "ls /dev' nothing happens 
> - so I suspect 'ls -l' does open the file (not just 'stat' it).

stat will trigger the translator. ls /dev does not stat, since it just
gives the content of the directory, not the contained inodes.


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