list file descriptors opened by a process

ls -al /proc/<PID>/fd
Useful for examining hostile processes (backdoors,proxies)

1
By: al3x
2009-02-07 22:57:03
ls

These Might Interest You

  • Inner "ps...grep..." command searches for a process matching the specified . "lsof -p lists all file descriptors owned by . Includes open files, sockets, devices, etc... Show Sample Output


    0
    sudo lsof -p `sudo ps aux | grep -i neo4j | grep -v grep | awk '{ print $2 }'`
    andycunn · 2013-06-02 10:15:30 1
  • Lis all files opened by a particular process id. "PID" Show Sample Output


    6
    lsof -p 15857
    d4n3sh · 2009-04-17 07:16:03 0
  • Just type 'opened' and get all files currently opened for edit.


    0
    alias opened='p4 opened | awk -F# "{print \$1}"'
    Alexander · 2009-03-20 11:06:41 0
  • Tail all logs that are opened by all java processes. This is helpful when you are on a new environment and you do not know where the logs are located. Instead of java you can put any process name. This command does work only for Linux. The list of all log files opened by java process: sudo ls -l $(eval echo "/proc/{$(echo $(pgrep java)|sed 's/ /,/')}/fd/")|grep log|sed 's/[^/]* //g'


    -1
    sudo ls -l $(eval echo "/proc/{$(echo $(pgrep java)|sed 's/ /,/')}/fd/")|grep log|sed 's/[^/]* //g'|xargs -r tail -f
    vutcovici · 2010-07-30 18:20:00 0

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

You must be signed in to comment.

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands



Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: