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2003/11/29 fuser

© November 2003 Tony Lawrence

List processes using a file. This is useful for knowing what processes to kill, and to tell when something else is done writing: for example, you might have some process that creates files in the background, and you need a different process to do something to those files. Obviously you need to wait until the first process is complete - fuser can help with that.

Some versions of fuser have more options than others; check your man page.

lsof is often a better choice.

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