IntroI want to test a script that randomly creates files all over a file system.
Naturally, I don't want to test this on my Linux system.
I tried fakechroot fakeroot chroot and schroot but I could not get them to do what I wanted.
fakechroot fakeroot chroot in particular allowed access to all files using '/..' - not what I wanted at all.
MethodI'm using pbuilder because it seems easy (once you know how).
- It can also be run as a user.
- It does not take up much space since UML environment is in a tar gzip file.
- Changes within UML can be saved or lost (default).
To construct your sandpitI called it 'sandpit', but you can call it what you like. Just replace sandpit with your preferred name.
Also, there is nothing stopping you making multiple sandpits.
I was running 64 bit Linux so I choose amd64
I did not care what distro I used so I choose lucid
To put/copy files into your sandpitFiles in ~/Projects/sandpit are available within your sandpit
To get into your sandpitptest -p sandpit
After you exit, any changes will be gone.