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10.5: Find out which program/process is locking a file
Authored by: nova20 on Dec 02, '09 03:29:33AM

That's about right about some Apple features. In this case the new SL feature tells you the name of the item in use. It's more than before but it could do better. The script by boris42 gives the full path of that item, the Pid, the user name owning it and the application name.
The full path is really useful when you have more than one volume, while the user name helps to avoid deleting something owed by another user on your mac.

Regarding Leopard, the Automator workflow works well provided you make it in Leo (you cannot use it in Leo if it was made in SL) and install it in ~/Library/Workflows/Applications/Finder/. The workflow will be available from the Contextual Menu Items/More/Automator.



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