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I would like to know which file is open in Windows from command line. In linux we have command lsof for that purpose. Is there any command in Windows like that?

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Same as [ 'lsof' equivalent for windows ]( – Matthew Flaschen Oct 7 '10 at 5:38
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Are you referring to current running processes? That would be: tasklist

If you want to view running processes of the current user:

tasklist /FI "username eq user"

Change user and put the current username.

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can the downvoter(s) please explain? – Ruel Oct 7 '10 at 5:50
Not a downvoter, but your answer simply does not apply: the question quit clearly states a list of files is wanted, not processes. – user5028 Oct 7 '10 at 5:57
Well I thought it was what he meant (processes). Thanks for the explanation though. – Ruel Oct 7 '10 at 6:45
Ruel do you have any idea how do i achive that how do i close a file that is runing under certain process for example – AMIT Oct 7 '10 at 6:50
ruby.exe pid: 556 TIGOC\x0138466 744: File (RW-) C:\DOCUME~1\x0138466\LOCALS~1\Temp\CGI.556.1 748: File (RW-) C:\Documents and Settings\x0138466\Local Settings\Temp 74C: File (RW-) C:\DOCUME~1\x0138466\LOCALS~1\Temp\mongrel.556.0 760: File (RW-) C:\InstantRails-2.0-win\rails_apps\upload\log\development.log 784: File (RW-) C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.260‌​0.2982_x-ww_ac3f9c03 7B0: File (RW-) C:\InstantRails-2.0-win\rails_apps\upload\log\development.log – AMIT Oct 7 '10 at 6:50

If you want a command line tool, the Handle utility from SysInternals does this. For a GUI tool, check out Process Monitor.

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"handle" is the tool to use – a_horse_with_no_name Oct 7 '10 at 6:24
Thanks but using handle can i get all files that are open on windows?? – AMIT Oct 7 '10 at 6:30
@AMIT: just type 'handle' at the command prompt. – ars Oct 7 '10 at 6:32
and one more thing i would like to know is it possible to close a file Running under a specific process using handle ,i don't want to close the process but a file that is opened . – AMIT Oct 7 '10 at 6:39
@AMIT: handle -c <handle id> -p <process id> – ars Oct 7 '10 at 6:57

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