lsof command tutorial with examples

As you might already know many interesting Linux resources are modeled as files. File define a simple and well understood interface for linux tools. In this article an would like to highlight a very useful Linux tool utilizes exactly this, a lsof (aka “list open files”) command. To describe lsof in one sentence. Actually it shows all files used by some processes of a system, but it’s more interesting as it might sound....

November 25, 2010 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich