Print all open regular files sorted by the number of file handles open to each.

find /proc/*/fd -xtype f -printf "%l\n" | grep -P '^/(?!dev|proc|sys)' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
List all open files of all processes. . find /proc/*/fd Look through the /proc file descriptors . -xtype f list only symlinks to file . -printf "%l\n" print the symlink target . grep -P '^/(?!dev|proc|sys)' ignore files from /dev /proc or /sys . sort | uniq -c | sort -n count the results . Many processes will create and immediately delete temporary files. These can the filtered out by adding: ... | grep -v " (deleted)$" | ...
Sample Output
3 /var/log/squid/cache.log
5 /home/flatcap/.cache/tracker/meta.db-shm
5 /home/flatcap/.mozilla/firefox/bjt6fky6.default/places.sqlite
5 /home/flatcap/.mozilla/firefox/bjt6fky6.default/places.sqlite-wal
7 /home/flatcap/.cache/tracker/meta.db
7 /home/flatcap/.cache/tracker/meta.db-wal

By: flatcap
2015-08-18 17:58:21

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