Re: Getting a list of open files, the smart way?

On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 19:10 -0500, Diego Escalante Urrelo wrote:
> Hi,
> I have made a quite simple patch for bug 528559[0], it makes the quite
> useless "drive is being used" dialog into a list of applications using
> such drive[1].
> I'm using a little hack with lsof, but it's not really reliable, like
> when process names are too long. I checked libgtop quickly but the
> lack of documentation didn't help.
> So, I'm writing to get some clues about this, any advice? My main
> problem is to do something like "tell me which files in device $d are
> in use, and tell me the executable for the process using such file"

If you have time, you could go two steps further than "the executable
for the process using such file":

  1- Try to find a .desktop file associated with the exe and display the
application name and icon instead;

  2- Offer options (button?) to terminate each of the applications
(SIGTERM first then SIGKILL if SIGTERM does not work after a while)

> thanks everyone,
> Diego
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Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
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