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I was trying to determine which process was accessing a folder in my system and noticed it had a pid of 15742. However, I couldn't determine where this bash script was running (like the location of the bash file or which user is running it) Any ideas?

 ps -ef | grep 15742
root      6432  5000  0 22:14 pts/4    00:00:00 grep 15742
root     15742 15662  0 16:25 pts/1    00:00:00 -bash
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by:legolasthehansy
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Try lsof -p 15742
It will give more information on the running process
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by:jgiordano
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You can do an fuser -uc /folder to see whih pid is accessing it.
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by:woolmilkporc
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-bash is a login shell (see the "-") in front.

So it's not a script, but a user login session whose current directory is the "folder" in question.

Issue "who | grep pts/1" to find the name of the responsible user and their login time.

Additionally, you can grep for "15662" which is the parent PID of the shell, to (possibly) get further hints.

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> Issue "who | grep pts/1" to find the name ...
why?
ps already tells that it is root :)
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by:woolmilkporc
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OK,

not only the name, but also the host where the login came from, and the time of login ...
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