"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
"It's not my fault!"

I'm sure Engler posted about this at some point (as he knew what I needed when I was bitching earlier), but: FileMon.

Useful for when you have an application that's writing temp data to some random directory, you have no idea where, but seems to require Admin group privs on the local box.

I hate Windows. But Windows with lsof is slightly less obnoxious.

Sort of.

Many other useful tools on sysinternals as well.

August 5, 2004 3:06 PM