On Tue, 2020-02-11 at 19:53 -0600, Dave Ulrick wrote: > I'm logged in as a non-root user with my home directory as my > current working directory. The file system containing my home > directory is mounted at /home. I'm using a shell prompt via a > graphical terminal emulator (xfce4-terminal, in my case). Now, I > enter an 'ls' command at a bash prompt. The output doesn't appear > until after my USB hard drive spins up. Note that neither > /var/backups nor any directory under it is in my shell's PATH, nor is > there any symlink to /var/backups in my current working directory. > Thus, there should be no need to read /var/backups, yet evidently > this exactly what happens.
Just a stab in the dark: Is something poking about /var/run or /var/cache? Perhaps that's enough to look through /var. I wonder if you could try another terminal program, just to see if it's the terminal, itself. Maybe strace ls, to see what it's up to. I know with GUI programs, I had to move mountable thing to be inside a sub-directory of my homespace. Otherwise, anything that listed ~/ would wake up the drives to count the number of files in them. So, I feel your pain. -- uname -rsvp Linux 3.10.0-1062.12.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 4 23:02:59 UTC 2020 x86_64 Boilerplate: All unexpected mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted. I will only get to see the messages that are posted to the mailing list. _______________________________________________ users mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to users-le...@lists.fedoraproject.org Fedora Code of Conduct: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/code-of-conduct/ List Guidelines: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mailing_list_guidelines List Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org