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Friday, November 04, 2005

free -- Display Information about Memory utilization


Displays the total amount of free and used physical memory & swap space in the system, as well as the buffers & cache consumed by the kernel.

Examples :-
$ free -- Display the mem info in KB

$ free -m -- Display the mem info in MB

$ free -m -t -- Display the total mem info

$ free -s 2 -- Display the mem info for every 2 sec

$ free -s 2 -c 5 -- Display the mem info for every 2 sec, but only 5 times

$ cat /proc/meminfo -- This is the original file which is used by free command for the report
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