How to find all open files by a process in Solaris 10

for i in `pfiles pid|grep S_IFREG|awk '{print $5}'|awk -F":" '{print $2}'`; do find / -inum $i |xargs ls -lah; done
Executing pfiles will return a list of all descriptors utilized by the process We are interested in the S_IFREG entries since they are pointing usually to files In the line, there is the inode number of the file which we use in order to find the filename. The only bad thing is that in order not to search from / you have to suspect where could possibly be the file. Improvements more than welcome. lsof was not available in my case
Sample Output
[email protected]# for i in `pfiles 25925|grep S_IFREG|awk '{print $5}'|awk -F":" '{print $2}'`; do find /path/tmp -inum $i |xargs ls -lah; done
-rw-r--r-- 1 user group 910 Jan 26  2012 /path/tmp/file1.prm
-rw-rw-rw- 1 user group 6.3K Jan 20 06:30 /path/tmp/file2.rpt
-rw-r--r-- 1 user group 86K Jan 23 23:34 /path/tmp/file3.log
-rwxrw-r-- 1 user group 65 Dec 26 07:27 /path/tmp/file4.pcr

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