List files that are open in pending changelists.
g-opts] opened [-a -c
max -s -g] [
g-opts] opened [-a -x] [-m
p4 opened to list files that are currently open via
p4 integrate. By default, all
open files in the current client workspace are listed. You can use
command line arguments to list only those files in a particular pending
changelist, to show open files in all pending changelists, to
limit the number of files displayed, or to limit the files opened for a
If file specifications are provided as arguments to
only those files that match the file specifications are included in the
The information displayed for each opened file includes the file’s name,
its location in the depot, the revision number that the file was last
synced to, the number of the changelist under which the file was opened,
the operation it is opened for (
archive), and the type of the file. The output for each file looks
depot-fileis the path in depot syntax
revis the revision number
actionis the operation the file was open for:
chnumis the number of the submitting changelist
typeis the type of the file at the given revision.
- If the file is locked (see
p4 lock), a warning that it is
*locked*appears at the line’s end
- Files with filetypes that use the
+lmodifier are exclusively-locked (see the example for
p4 typemap) and are displayed with a lock status of
You can use the
-s option to provide shortened output that omits the
# number and the
type) of the file. This form of the command typically runs faster
than the default.
-u option limits output to files opened by a particular user.
Otherwise, the command applies to all users.
-g option lists files that are opened on a commit server in a
The following examples show how user details are included in command output. In the following, information is about the current workspace and the current user is not identified. However, other users with files opened are identified.
$ p4 opened //depot/file-1.txt#1 - edit default change (text) by adam@scratch //depot/file-2.txt#1 - edit default change (text)
In this example, which asks for all workspaces, user names are always displayed:
$ p4 opened -a //depot/file-1.txt#1 - edit default change (text) by adam@scratch //depot/file-2.txt#1 - edit default change (text) by normal@scratch
List opened files in all client workspaces.
In distributed environments, this option lists files opened on all workspaces on your edge server.
List the files in pending changelist
List only files that are open in the specified client
List files that are opened on the commit server in a distributed
installation. This allows you to track files that might be locked
globally on the commit server from an edge server. Because the command
query runs on the commit server, if you provide a file spec argument,
it must be in depot syntax. The
List only the first
Short output; do not output the revision number or file type. This
option is more efficient, particularly when using the
List only those files that were opened by
Note that this option lists files opened in any workspace for the specified user name, not just the current workspace.
In distributed environments, list all open files that have the
See “Global Options”.
|Can File Arguments Use Revision Specifier?||Can File Arguments Use Revision Range?||Minimal Access Level Required|
- Perforce does not prevent users from opening already open files; its
default scheme is to allow multiple users to edit the file
simultaneously, and then resolve file conflicts with
p4 resolve. To determine whether or not another user already has a particular file opened, use
p4 opened -a file.
Locked files appear in the output of
p4 openedwith an indication of
*locked*. On UNIX, you can find all locked files you have open with the following command:
$ p4 opened | grep "*locked*"
This lists all open files you have locked with
p4 opened -acan have a performance impact on large sites; unless you need the exact revision number or file type of an opened file, best practice is to use
p4 opened -as.
p4 openeddoes not show files in shelved changelists. To display shelved changelists, use
p4 changes -s shelved, and then use
p4 describe -s -S changelistto display the files in the selected changelist(s).
p4 opened -c 35 //depot/main/...
List all files in pending changelist 35 that lie under the depot’s
List all opened files in the default changelists for all client workspaces.