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lsof is described as 'Lsof lists open files for running UNIX processes. It is a descendent of ofiles, fstat, and lsof versions 1, 2, and 3' and is an app in the file management category. There are seven alternatives to lsof for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is htop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like lsof are vtop, Resource Monitor, Sysdig and Ctop.

lsof alternatives are mainly Process Monitoring Tools but may also be Process Management Tools or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of lsof.
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Lsof lists open files for running UNIX processes. It is a descendent of ofiles, fstat, and lsof versions 1, 2, and 3.

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    htop

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    59 alternatives to htop 

    htop is an interactive process viewer for Linux. It is a text-mode application (for console or X terminals) and requires ncurses. htop is an interactive top replacement that runs in the terminal. The available columns are: PID, STATE, PPID, PGRP, SESSION, TTY_NR, TPGID, MINFLT...

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    1.  Lightweighthtop consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    lsof ==> ls (list) of (open files) top/htop show processes which may or not have files associated

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    vtop

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    38 alternatives to vtop 

    vtop is a graphical command-line tool that uses unicode braille to chart CPU and memory usage. It can be easily extended.

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    1.  Command line interfacevtop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    lsof ==> list open files vtop display running processes

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    Resource Monitor

    40 alternatives to Resource Monitor 

    Resource Monitor is a system application in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is used to view information about the use of hardware (CPU, memory, disk, and network) and software (file handles and modules) resources in real time.

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    Sysdig

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    12 alternatives to Sysdig 

    Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Think of it as strace + tcpdump + lsof + awesome sauce.

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    Ctop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Docker
    • Linux
    • Go (Programming Language)
    27 alternatives to Ctop 

    Top-like interface for container metrics. ctop provides a concise and condensed overview of real-time metrics for multiple containers as well as a single container view for inspecting a specific container.

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  6. Glsof

    6 alternatives to Glsof 

    Glsof is two separate utilities (Queries & FileMonitor) to the command line utility Lsof by Vic Abell. Both applications are written in Java. Another fundamental requirement is the command line Lsof that has to be installed on your system.

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    GUI companion to lsof, not so much an alternative this is Java code that gives some interaction to an otherwise pretty basic command showing open files "lsof"

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    Usage

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    52 alternatives to Usage 

    Customizable, precise, modern tool to keep an on your Mac's activity and performance.

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