Track file usage

Andy Pieters mailings at
Wed Jun 8 19:39:09 UTC 2005

Hi all

Those of you who have had the punishment of maintaining workstations with m$ 
on it might have heard, or even used filemon (from sysinternals).  It hooks 
itself on the kernel and keeps an eye on what application accesses what file.

Is anyone aware of such an utlity for Linux?  No fancy gui needed, plain old 
cli will suffice.

Basically what I want to do is launch the app, then run another program and 
see what files are being opened by that program.

Kind regards


Registered Linux User Number 379093
Version: 3.1
GAT/O/>E$ d-(---)>+ s:(+)>: a--(-)>? C++++$(+++) UL++++>++++$ P-(+)>++
L+++>++++$ E---(-)@ W+++>+++$ !N@ o? !K? W--(---) !O !M- V-- PS++(+++)
PE--(-) Y+ PGP++(+++) t+(++) 5-- X++ R*(+)@ !tv b-() DI(+) D+(+++) G(+)
e>++++$@ h++(*) r-->++ y--()>++++
Check out these few php utilities that I released
 under the GPL2 and that are meant for use with a 
 php cli binary:

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