Introduction to lsof

The lsof package is useful to LiSt Open Files for a given running application or process.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

lsof Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of lsof

The contents of the lsof tarball include another tarball with the source code, which needs, in turn, to be unpacked. Install lsof by running the following commands:

tar -xf lsof_4.89_src.tar  &&
cd lsof_4.89_src           &&
./Configure -n linux       &&
make CFGL="-L./lib -ltirpc"

This package does not come with a working test suite.

Now, as the root user:

install -v -m0755 -o root -g root lsof /usr/bin &&
install -v lsof.8 /usr/share/man/man8

Command Explanations

./Configure -n linux: Avoid AFS, customization, and inventory checks, and use the linux dialect.

make CFGL="-L./lib -ltirpc": Add the libtirpc libraries location to the make command.


Installed Program: lsof
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


lists open files for running processes.

Last updated on 2015-09-11 17:57:49 -0700