All about Fuser in LINUX


The fuser utility in Linux is a powerful tool. As the name suggests it gives information about file user or the process that is currently using the file or directory.

But fuser functionality is not just limited to giving information about the process. The article explains how to use fuser utility with 5 practical examples.

1. Who is Using a File or Directory?

This is the basic use of fuser command. i.e to Identify which processes are using a particular file or directory.

$ fuser  .
./:                   3965c  4175c  4281c  4334c  4337c

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