Commands tagged lsof (35)

  • This command is more portable than it's cousin netstat. It works well on all the BSDs, GNU/Linux, AIX and Mac OS X. You won't find lsof by default on Solaris or HPUX by default, but packages exist around the web for installation, if needed, and the command works as shown. This is the most portable command I can find that lists listening ports and their associated pid. Show Sample Output


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    lsof -Pan -i tcp -i udp
    atoponce · 2010-06-07 15:22:44 0
  • When trying to play a sound you may sometimes get an error saying that your sound card is already used, but not by what process. This will list all processes playing sound, useful to kill processes that you no longer need but that keep using your sound card. Show Sample Output


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    lsof | grep pcm
    Miles · 2010-05-16 12:12:01 0
  • Just refining last proposal for this check, showing awk power to make more complex math (instead /1024/1024, 2^20). We don't need declare variable before run lsof, because $(command) returns his output. Also, awk can perform filtering by regexp instead to call grep. I changed the 0.0000xxxx messy output, with a more readable form purging all fractional numbers and files less than 1 MB. Show Sample Output


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    lsof -p $(pidof firefox) | awk '/.mozilla/ { s = int($7/(2^20)); if(s>0) print (s)" MB -- "$9 | "sort -rn" }'
    tzk · 2010-01-13 22:45:53 1
  • show only the name of the apps that are using internet Show Sample Output


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    lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " "| uniq | tail -n +2
    edo · 2009-09-19 21:23:54 2
  • Check which files are opened by Firefox then sort by largest size (in MB). You can see all files opened by just replacing grep to "/". Useful if you'd like to debug and check which extensions or files are taking too much memory resources in Firefox. Show Sample Output


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    FFPID=$(pidof firefox-bin) && lsof -p $FFPID | awk '{ if($7>0) print ($7/1024/1024)" MB -- "$9; }' | grep ".mozilla" | sort -rn
    josue · 2009-08-16 08:58:22 3

  • -1
    lsof -p <process_id> | wc -l
    virtualshock · 2009-07-20 17:46:54 0
  • change 24073 to your pid Show Sample Output


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    lsof -nP +p 24073 | grep -i listen | awk '{print $1,$2,$7,$8,$9}'
    icreed · 2009-05-26 20:47:14 1

  • 4
    lsof -i | grep -i estab
    P17 · 2009-05-06 17:45:55 0
  • List all file opened by a particular command based on it's command name. Show Sample Output


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    lsof -c dhcpd
    d4n3sh · 2009-04-17 07:18:38 0
  • Lis all files opened by a particular process id. "PID" Show Sample Output


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    lsof -p 15857
    d4n3sh · 2009-04-17 07:16:03 0
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