[clug] Finding processes by working directory

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Mon Apr 5 05:02:47 GMT 2004

At 2:47 PM +1000 04/4/5, Darren Freeman wrote:
>Hi all,
>I am often frustrated by trying to unmount a partition and being told
>it's in use.
>How do I hunt down the offending process?

apart from fuser (which can also kill the offending processes you can use lsof.

lsof <directory name>

Kim Holburn 
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