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Re: command lsof

Thomas Cameron wrote:

On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 21:17 -0500, Charles Malespin wrote:

Hi, I am trying to figure out why my CD rom drive wont open when I use
the eject command. It tells me that the device is busy and that it is
being used, but to my knowledge it isnt. So I tried ' lsof ' to list
what was going on in the /media/cdrecorder drive but it tells me that
lsof command not found. I am using FC3, does this command not exist
for my OS? I am a newbie so I really dont know what to do or if this
is a stupid question... Any help or ideas? Thanks,

It's /usr/sbin/lsof so regular users don't "see" it in their search path. If you want to use commands which are typically only available to root, you can become root from a command prompt by issuing the command:

su -

Note the trailing hyphen.  This will allow you to become root
temporarily until you exit the shell.


Charles, some additional info that might be useful to readers.
1. Which desktop you are running - gnome, kde, xfce, etc.?
2. Have you used the drive before and removed a CD from it?

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