>>>>> "BJ" == Baldwin James <Baldwin_James at emc.com> writes:
BJ> How do ya find out the PID's & UID's (and/or maybe parent
BJ> PID's of Child processes) which are locking a file?
lsof can tell which processes have a file open. I think it will also
indicate if the file is locked. Given the PID gleaned from lsof, you
can then use ps to get any other needed information.
BJ> How could you unlock the file from them without killing their
Why would you want to do that? If you did do that, the calling
process with the lock wouldn't know about it, so it would carry on
doing whatever it is doing to the locked region.
BJ> How could you inform the user or push a std. file-handling
BJ> command to instruct the process to release the file?
I'm not sure what you mean by this, to be honest.
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