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Use lsof to find 'file in use' culprits
Authored by: henry on Jan 30, '04 07:12:49AM

I don't seem to be able to get this to work (either that, or I'm just failing to notice something obvious). To test this I mounted an image file in Finder, then deleted the .dmg file (without ejecting the mounted image). When I try to empty the trash I get the 'File in use' message, but when I enter the command...

lsof /Users/henry/.Trash/foo.dmg

...I don't get any output. I've also tried...

lsof | grep foo.dmg

...but that didn't return anything either. This seems like it could be a very useful command (especially if it can be used via OnMyCommand), if only I could get it to work.

Could it be that a mounted .dmg file isn't registered as the kind of file that lsof looks for?

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Use lsof to find 'file in use' culprits
Authored by: semiotek on Feb 05, '04 11:27:09AM

Doesn't work for me either - Nick

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