Why lsof shows the file as open and fstat doesn't ?

Anthony M. Rasat anthony.rasat at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 18:02:47 UTC 2010

Yuri wrote:
>But when I run "fstat /tmp/dbus-iQmkLjgxD6" 
>it doesn't return anything, like this file isn't 
>open at all.

I'm not sure that this will answer your question but bear with me.

Usually I use lsof to list any listening TCP or UDP ports, with following command:

lsof -P -i -n

The result will clearly show you what application listening to what port. Now this is I'm not really sure if I'm correct: by default Dbus doesn't have any listening port.
Hope that would help you.


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