Lsof, that was it. Haven't been on unix in almost 2 years :-(. Windows just doesn't cut it. _____ From: Allen, Brandon [mailto:Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 6:52 PM To: kennaim@xxxxxxxxx; aleon68@xxxxxxxxx; oracle-l Subject: RE: Linux does not show the freed space by a drop tablespace Maybe fuser or lsof? _____ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ken Naim Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 4:37 PM To: aleon68@xxxxxxxxx; 'oracle-l' Subject: RE: Linux does not show the freed space by a drop tablespace . . . When I used to work on solaris 9 we used a command (which currently escapes me) that listed all the process id's that had handles on each datafile . . . Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.