Credits

I owe an enormous debt to the users of lsof who have contributed to its steady growth. The size of the list of people who have helped me, while it has grown too large to include in the lsof man page any more, is a testimonial to their generosity.

First I acknowledge a debt to the work of Dan Bernstein, Michael Ford Ditto, Tom Dunigan, Alexander Dupuy, Vik Lall, Ray Moody, C. Spencer, Michael Spitzer and those who wrote Berkeley's fstat program, all contributors to lsof's predecessors.

I thank Doug McKenzie for his HP-UX proctor program and Rich Kulawiec for pointing it out.

Finally I thank all the following people who have used lsof, pointed out its flaws, described its shortcomings, offered suggestions for improving it, supplied code for it, gave me technical advice, and provided test systems where I was able to do development work.

Szilveszter Adam
David Addison
Elias Halldor Agustsson
Per Allansson
Jim Ankenbrandt
Richard Allen
Thomas Anders
Ric Anderson
Stuart Anderson
Dimitry Andric
Michael Antlitz
Cato Auestad
Marc Auslander
Tigran Aivazian
Jos Backus
David Bacon
Alexis Ballier
Scott Ballew
Ade Barkah
Alon Bar-Lev
Brett Bartick
Anthony Baxter
John Beacom
Bruce Beare
M. Jay Beck
Marek Behun
Bill Behr
Michael Beirne
Marc Bejarano
Andrew Bell
Steve Bellenot
Robert Benites
Dmitry Berezin
Ulrich Bernhard
Peter J. Bertoncini
Dave Bianchi
Mark Bixby
Allan Black
Jan Blunck
Achim Bohnet
Steve Bonds
Mark Bonsack
Volker Borchert
Bill Bormann
Ermin Borovac
Heddy Boubaker
Pieter Bowman
Michael Bracewell
H. Merijn Brand
Danny Braniss
Thomas Braunbeck
Kieran Broadfoot
Dean Brock
Hal Brooks
Andrew Brown
Jim Brown
Michael Bryan
Matthew Burt
Robert Byrnes
Pierfrancesco Caci
Bill Campbell
David Capshaw
John Caruso
Jon Champlin
Kris Chandrasekhar
Stephane Chazelas
Andrey Chernov
Albert Chin-A-Young
Bernt Christandl
Marc Christensen
Hans Petter Christiansen
Tom Christiansen
Yves Christophe
Richard Chycoski
A. Channing Clark
Jorn Clausen
Axel Clauberg
John Clear
David Clissold
Richard Coley
John Colgrave
David Comay
Lionel Cons
Bob Cook
Patrick Connor
Carl Cook
Jim Cooper
Roger Cornelius
Doug Crabill
Eric Cronin
Kim Culhan
Dave Curry
Robert Dahlem
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D. Chris Daniels
Renata Maria Dart
Ian Darwin
Carl E. Davidson
David Day
Will Day
Frederic Delanoy
Mike Depot
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John DiMarco
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Vic Abell abe@purdue.edu March 27, 2018

Masatake YAMATO yamato@redhat.com (since revision 4.92.1) October 4, 2020