[ESS] [OT] Enabled a hook and no longer find which

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd @end|ng |rom deb|@n@org
Tue Aug 3 00:35:09 CEST 2021

On 2 August 2021 at 17:20, Dirk Eddelbuettel via ESS-help wrote:
| On 2 August 2021 at 23:56, Stephen Berman wrote:
| | Did you also try the more direct alternative of grepping simply for
| | "GPATH", "GTAGS", "GRTAGS"?  Presumably whatever function updates these
| | files has to refer to them, either directly by name or indirectly by a
| | variable or function that in turn refers to them directly or indirectly.
| | So it should be possible to find the update function by inspecting all
| | code that uses these file names (directly or indirectly).
| They are only written by a tool named gtags which is a binary that comes with
| GNU global. I even tried to be craft and 'shadow' /usr/bin/gtags with a
| (name-name) shell script leaving a timestamp in /tmp before calling
| /usr/bin/gtags but that left no traces either.
| But in one of the instrumented repos, as soon as I updated files src/ the
| files GTAGS and GRTAGS.  It works so magically I feel tempted to use the
| trick for other purposes but I no longer know the trick <man_face_palming>.

Sorry, missed one part of your question here:  so yes, no trace of either
gtags or GPATH or GTAGS or GRTAGS in any of the few .el files in my ~ (and as
an elisp noob I would not write anywhere else).  So still a puzzle.


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