Sloth
Sloth 1.5
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Displays all open files in use by an app.   Free
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Sloth is a program that displays a list of all open files in use by all the applications your user account is running on the system-this list includes IP and Unix sockets, character devices and directories, and is generated by the 'lsof' command. This list is presented along with the names of applications using the file and their process IDs. This makes it easy to monitor what applications are 'locking' which files. Sloth is a graphical interface front-end to 'lsof', a powerful unix tool.
What's New
Version 1.4:
  • Column sorting, column rearrangement
  • Copy/Drag and drop
  • Several bug fixes
  • Various interface refinements
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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+9
Atalantia commented on 24 Jul 2009
Thanks for this update Sveinbjörn! Works great.
[Version 1.4]


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+9
johnsmith commented on 30 May 2009
Nice to see a GUI for this!
[Version 1.4]


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smenasco tipped on 30 May 2009
as it says above, this is a frontend for the lsof command in the terminal. this same type of thing can be done just by piping 'grep' with 'lsof' in the terminal. like this

lsof | grep iTunes

if you wanted to do the same thing without the gui.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Feb 2004
What a handy little utility - thank-you!

IMO, "Ferret" would have been a more appropriate name for it; though, of course, the icon...
[Example: http://www.akanimalfood.com/ferret.jpg]
...wouldn't have been any prettier! *LOL*
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Feb 2004
Surely you could have used a much more appropriate icon display... that one is just sick... meh.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Feb 2004
Meh...though the icon didn't say much for the app, I decided to give it a chance... to find out it doesn't work... and that each time I double-click the app to open, it "unexpectedly quits"... For those looking for a more suitable, stable app I recommend "Cunning Fox".
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+6
Radd replied on 22 Feb 2004
The icon is "sick"? Because it's a picture of a sloth?Are you offended at the angle of the picture?

Three points...

1) Paste a new icon, it's easy. I can't imagine being offended by the icon, personally... but if nature is so unnatural to you, by all means... command-i and paste a new one. You can even put a new Sloth.icns file inside the app and change the internal icon if you like.

2) Works fine here.

3) It's free... and it is not the same thing as Cunning Fox. Sloth shows files in use by an app... it is not necessarily a process viewer. Different idea.
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+9
Atalantia replied on 24 Jul 2009
Icon? I love it!
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Feb 2004
Very nice, and useful. I just missed the hability to order the items clicking in the column title. A "search" function would be awesome! ;)
Thanks for making it free for everyone.
[Version 1.0]


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+767
robotank had trouble on 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?
[Version 1.4]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:27 Jul 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Sloth is a program that displays a list of all open files in use by all the applications your user account is running on the system-this list includes IP and Unix sockets, character devices and directories, and is generated by the 'lsof' command. This list is presented along with the names of applications using the file and their process IDs. This makes it easy to monitor what applications are 'locking' which files. Sloth is a graphical interface front-end to 'lsof', a powerful unix tool.


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