I did an
ls in my home directory and along with my normal folders it listed a file called
chaos_control. It does not show up in Finder even when I show hidden files.
file chaos_control and it returned that the file is a
socket. What does this mean and should I be worried? I did not notice it before today. It is not related to the productivity app "Chaos Control" I found on Google; I have never had that installed on my system.
If I run
open -e chaos_control I get this error:
chaos_control: could not find chaos_control.
ls -l returns this:
srwxr-xr-x 1 chris staff 0 Jan 24 2016 chaos_control
Opening the file in vim yields
"chaos_control" [Permission Denied], even with
lsof on this socket does nothing, no processes are using it.