Find out which applications are listening to which port on Mac OSX

September 11th, 2009 by nils

If you ever wonder which ports are open on your OS X machine, or whether e.g. jboss is still running, this command will help you:

$sudo lsof -Pi | grep -i "listen"

Man page:


  1. This one works nice as well :)

    lsof -i tcp:8080

    Comment by Scott Soleas — December 28, 2010 @ 9:01 am

  2. That one is much better actually :) Thanks for sharing Scott!

    Comment by nils — December 28, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

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