1. NAME

peekfd - peek at file descriptors of running processes

2. SYNOPSIS

peekfd [ -8 , --eight-bit-clean ] [ -n , --no-headers ] [ -f , --follow ] [ -d , --duplicates-removed ] [ -V , --version ] [ -h , --help ] pid [ fd ] [ fd ]

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3. DESCRIPTION

peekfd attaches to a running process and intercepts all reads and writes to file descriptors. You can specify the desired file descriptor numbers or dump all of them.

4. OPTIONS

-8 Do no post-processing on the bytes being read or written.

-n Do not display headers indicating the source of the bytes dumped.

-c Also dump the requested file descriptor activity in any new child processes that are created.

-d Remove duplicate read/writes from the output. If you're looking at a tty with echo, you might want this.

-v Display a version string.

-h Display a help message.

5. FILES

/proc/*/fd Not used but useful for the user to look at to get good file descriptor numbers.

6. ENVIRONMENT

None.

7. DIAGNOSTICS

The following diagnostics may be issued on stderr:

Error attaching to pid ... An unknown error occured while attempted to attach to a process.. you may need to be root.

8. BUGS

Probably lots. Don't be surprised if the process you are monitoring dies.

9. AUTHOR

Trent Waddington < >

10. SEE ALSO

R ttysnoop (8)