I inherited a WordPress site that a series of consultants built and who are all long-gone. As I grep'd to find where they defined a strange shortcode they keep using, grep dumped a sequence of errors as it tried to read files from
Comparing the contents and dates of
ABSPATH/wp-content/proc to the real
/proc on my server, I suspect somebody copied over the contents of their
/proc during development (but why?).
Before I delete it:
- I want to be sure this isn't needed by WordPress for some weird situation I haven't ever encountered. Grepping through the files in the custom theme, I don't see any references to the directory. A few web searches also turned up nothing, so I think I'm safe here...but...
- I am functionally literate with Linux but far from expert, so I hoped somebody could tell me how to check this rogue /proc directory to be sure deletion won't damage my operating system because of a link or reference or...something I don't know about yet.