On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 23:09 -0500, Mike - EMAIL IGNORED wrote: > On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:03:56 -0500, Mike - EMAIL IGNORED wrote: > > > On FC4 with KDE, I ran ps -ef and noticed that there > > were many old /usr/bin/tail processes. They all > > looked like tail -f that I had run. I wrote > > a script to kill -9 them. I ran tests and found > > that if I exit tail -f with ctrl-c the processes > > disappears, but if I close a KDE window on a > > tail -f without ctrl.c, the processes persists. > > > > Is this the way it should be? > > > > Thanks for your comments. > > Mike. > > I started to try the strace suggestion, and to > simplify things, I logged in as root, rather than > user followed by su - . To my surprise, the > problem disappeared. Therefore, to demonstrate > the problem: > 1. log in as user (not root) > 2. (in my case) startx > 3. pop a Shell Konsole > 4 su - > 5. tail -f /var/log/<some log file you can send to> > 6. click the x to kill the Konsole > 7. pop another Shell Konsole > 8. su - > 9. ps -ef | grep tail > 10. I find that the tail process persists > But not if the original login is root. I wonder if anyone > else can reproduce this. > > I hear from above that it is now bedtime at -0500, so I'll > try the strace tomorrow. Thanks for your interest. > > Mike. > > Doesn't do this in Gnome.