lsof is a command meaning "list open files", which is used in many Unix-like
systems to report a list of all open files and the processes that opened them. This
open source utility was developed and supported by Victor A. Abell, the retired ...
In the absence of any options, lsof lists all open files belonging to all active
processes. If any list request option is specified, other list requests must be
specifically requested - e.g., if -U is specified for the listing of UNIX socket files ...
Aug 31, 2012 ...lsof meaning 'LiSt Open Files' is used to find out which files are open by which
process. As we all know Linux/Unix considers everything as a files (pipes,
sockets, directories, devices etc). One of the reason to use lsof ...
Jun 26, 2019 ... If everything in Linux is a file, there has to be more to it than just files on your hard
drive. This tutorial will show you how to use lsof to see all the other devices and
processes that are being handled as files.