SUMMARY: Re: file descriptor questions

From: Maharaj Channapatna (
Date: Fri Jan 26 1996 - 13:48:17 CST

I have received a lot of replies to this question, and thanks to everyone
who replied.

Almost all of them reffered me to "lsof" (list open files) which is available

-Few people suggested using "ofiles", "fuser", "sar -v 1 1".

-I tried using lsof and it gives the information, but needs some filtering
as it gives lot of information.

-A few months ago I had seen output from a utility called "PROCTOOL" in some
posting on the net, which had similar output. I would appreciate if anyone
can point me to where I can get this utility from.

Thanks again to everyone who responded.


On Fri, 19 Jan 1996, Maharaj Channapatna wrote:

> Hello,
> Are there any utilities available that will tell you how many
> file descriptors are currently being used by the system at given point of
> time ?
> Would be helpful if I can get a mapping of which process is using
> which descriptor.
> Insterested in sunos and solaris.
> Thanks in Advance?
> --Maharaj

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