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TIL about Sloth

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TIL macos lsof utilities homebrew open source

While looking at my Github news feed today, I spotted an app via one of Jeff Triplett’s stars. The app is Sloth by Sveinbjorn Thordarson, and it provides a GUI frontend for lsof that can quickly show you which processes are interacting with various files, directories, IP sockets, or Unix sockets.

Screenshot of Sloth displaying a list of processes and the files they are interacting with.
Sloth checking on my process/file interaction

This is a really useful tool, and easy to install via Homebrew. Just run brew install --cask sloth.