Glsof is two separate utilities (Queries & FileMonitor) to the command line utility Lsof by Vic Abell. Both applications are written in Java. Another fundamental requirement is the command line Lsof that has to be installed on your system. Lsof is supported by most of the Unix/Linux systems including Mac Os X.
Filemonitor monitors the activity of files, processes and network connections in ‘real time’ via lsof, returning them in a list. One of its main features is the possibility to control a remote system running it as “client” (included Windows systems) and a separate “server” on the target system. More information here.
Queries manages multiple queries for Lsof, returning output in different tables. Please note that work on a new version is in progress at the moment. More information here.
Recently I have found a couple of interesting articles about FileMonitor:
1) The Best File and Network Monitor I Have Found for Linux and Mac
2) An article from the magazine LinuxUser in German. Below the image you can find the Google-translation :)
File Monitor reserves the open files in the eye
Especially when troubleshooting it proves to be helpful to know which files and directories are currently open. The Java program File Monitor
to provide a clear List. The data is not determined itself, but it relies on the
proven console program Lsof back. Whose output is preparing to file monitor and provides Represent Darin find a table the file open to any process ID and process name,
The user’s name, the type of used file descriptor and the current status of the file.
After starting the logging Program, all file accesses in Real-time continuous with. You can log any time interrupt to work with the acquired data. one Filter function allows it to restrict the display. Thus File Monitor when logging superfluous data not even
not recognized, you may also define profiles in the settings. These include parameters
specific files, connections, processes, or users deliberately capture or ignore. Targeted at detecting files all parameters are default in a OR relationship. in the respective
You create a profile when needed instead AND connection found for all the parameter applies. falls Despite filtering the amount of data collected from cluttered, hide irrelevant columns in the display simply.
lsof 4.87 released: here you can find all the files, included the complete Changelog list.
Hi all, finally we got there!
Good stuff for this version, straight to the point:
- Added new column TID (Task ID)
- Improved performance
- Updated online documentation
- New way to add Preference using dialogs
- Fixed bugs about Preferences editing
- Fixed bug about main window savings
- Fixed bug about autoscroll clicking