Sloth
Sloth
2.8.1

4.0

Sloth free download for Mac

Sloth

2.8.1
30 March 2019

Displays all open files in use by an app.

Overview

Sloth is a Mac application that displays all open files and sockets in use by all running processes on your system. This makes it easy to inspect which apps are using which files and sockets.

Features:
  • View all open files, directories, IP sockets, devices, unix sockets and pipes
  • View IP socket status, protocol and version
  • Filter by access mode, volume, type, location, or using regular expressions
  • Sort by name, process id, user etc.
  • View sockets and pipes established between processes
  • Inspection window with detailed macOS and Unix file/socket info
  • Powerful contextual menu for file operations
  • Authenticate to run with root privileges

Sloth is a graphical interface on top of the powerful command-line tool. The output of is parsed and shown in a searchable, filterable table view with some additional user-friendly functionality.

What's new in Sloth

Version 2.8.1:
  • Fixed potential crash bug introduced in version 2.8

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14 Sloth Reviews

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traderstf
07 May 2017

Most helpful

Great tool like all others from Mr. Sveinbjorn Thordarson. Thanks a lot!
Like (2)
Version 1.8
Wts
10 May 2018
MacUpdate : " Sloth is an OS X application that displays a list of all open files and sockets in use by all running applications on your system. This makes it easy to see which apps are using which files and sockets. " What am i supposed to do with that information. I have macOS High Sierra ( 10.13.4 ) and Sloth 2.4 produced pages and pages of information which tells me that my system is using too much cpu or what ?
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Version 2.4
kellyjohnson87
20 February 2018
This app does not display any results on my system even after authenticating it. I run El Capitan 10.11.6. I tried several other versions, 1.6 and 1.7 and got the same results. Any ideas? I will rate it again once I get it to work.
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Version 2.1
2 answer(s)
kellyjohnson87
kellyjohnson87
23 February 2018
Does just what it says — very useful! At first I could get nothing to display and could not determine why. Though I never learned the exact cause, it turned out the problem was due to a corrupt system. Sloth worked perfectly when I reinstalled El Capitan. I would rate it 5 stars now, but I cannot change my original rating. *****
Like (2)
J-w-
J-w-
10 May 2018
Probably related to https://apple.stackexchange.com/q/323629/22827
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terryparker
14 February 2018
Nice. I like it!
Like (1)
Version 2.1
Nontroppo
13 February 2018
This is an excellent app to to understand the open files on your system, very elegant UI...
Like (1)
Version 2.1
Irradiated-Thomas
04 October 2017
It's a nice replacement for the now-retired WhatsOpen app. Would be nice if the app would be codesigned, so that I can tell others to use it without effort. Having to explain to them how to Launch this around GateKeeper is a pain.
Like (1)
Version 2.0
traderstf
07 May 2017
Great tool like all others from Mr. Sveinbjorn Thordarson. Thanks a lot!
Like (2)
Version 1.8
Atalantia
25 February 2016
Crashes after start on 10.9.5
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
sveinbjornt
sveinbjornt
25 February 2016
The 10.9 crash issue has been resolved.
Like (3)
Atalantia
24 July 2009
Thanks for this update Sveinbjörn! Works great.
Like (1)
Version 1.4
Robotank
30 May 2009
I had some problems with the archive I downloaded for this app. First of all, BetterZip encountered an error and couldn't extract it. Second, ArchiveUtility was able to extract the archive, but the version of the app and folder extracted showed as 1.3.1. Strangely, the contents of the archive when displayed in BetterZip before extraction showed a folder numbered 1.4. I tried redownloading in case the file had become corrupt, but I had the same issue. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Version 1.4
mathew-peterson
30 May 2009
Nice to see a GUI for this!
Like (1)
Version 1.4