Re: About user nobody
On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 04:38:33AM +0000, Satish Iyer wrote:
> I have installed Woody 3.0 r0 on my desktop
> system. At times I notice a process with high disk
> activity running under user name "nobody". How can I
> figure out which program is responsible for this and
> what exactly is it upto?
The nobody user is a user who corresponds to, well, no one at all.
This user should never own files and is sometimes used in system
scripts. For example, take a look at /etc/cron.daily/find which I
guess is your culprit.
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