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find all open files by named process

Terminal - find all open files by named process
lsof -c $processname | egrep 'w.+REG' | awk '{print $9}' | sort | uniq
2010-02-24 16:47:49
User: alustenberg
Functions: awk egrep sort
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find all open files by named process

lists all files that are opened by processess named $processname

egrep 'w.+REG' is to filter out non file listings in lsof, awk to get the filenames, and sort | uniq to remove duplciation

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The egrep will filter out too much - probably just grepping for REG should do it.

Comment by zabuch 339 weeks and 3 days ago

just grepping for REG picks up all the files pulled in via the linker and mmap'd in. was looking for all open fd's that are being updated when it was whipped up. guess i should have named it 'find all open files for writing by a named process'

might be able to massage it a bit better via grep -v path\ dev, but thats nitpicky.

Comment by alustenberg 339 weeks and 3 days ago

imo should have gotten a higher score. good job OP.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 339 weeks and 1 day ago

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