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ofl — open file lister


ofl [-P] [-k signalspec] path[...]


Lists all processes that have directories or files open or in use within path. Additionally it can send a signal to these processes to free up a mountpoint for example.


Send the given signal to all processes that match.
Show only the PIDs of the processes that matched.

Differences to lsof/fuser

  • `lsof /home/user` and `fuser /home/user` would not list processes that have a descriptor open on /home/user/subdir.
  • `fuser -m /home/subdir` would automatically go down to the root of a vfsmount (e.g. /home) and list all processes, instead of limiting to /home/subdir.

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2008-11-01 hxtools