Show count of open files

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon May 10 04:30:43 PDT 2004

Karsten Fuhrmann wrote:
> Hello List,
> i wonder if there is a way to show how many open files there are in the 
> system. Not just my files, all open files.
> And how to figure out what the limit is.

"fstat" will show a list of open files.

"sysctl -a | grep file" will show you a number of kernel settings related
to files, including the max number of open files and the max number of
open files per process.


Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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