Yesterday I asked a question here on how to see which files were written by an application command, and a good answer pointed me to
strace. I can look for
open system calls in the output of
strace. This worked until today, when I tried to do this on the
./configure command, which is part of autotools.
./configure definitely creates the file
But there is no system call in the output of
strace -fF ./configure
I tracked this down, it is because the command involves
mv. In that case, there is no
open call for the second operand.