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Old 01-20-2005, 01:43 AM   #1
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check amount of memory

What can you type on the command line to find out how much memory a Linux box has? It's a Red Hat machine, and no, I'm not in front of it, so I can't try to use the GUI.
Old 01-20-2005, 01:52 AM   #2
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The command free should do it.
Old 01-20-2005, 01:57 AM   #3
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$ free
Will tell you how much memory is available, how much is used, and how much is swapped, as well asother metrics associated with memory.

see the man page for details...

Old 01-20-2005, 02:13 AM   #4
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also try:
cat /proc/meminfo
Old 10-15-2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by overlord73 View Post
also try:
cat /proc/meminfo
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