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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       free - Display amount of free and used memory in the system

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       free [-b | -k | -m] [-o] [-s delay ] [-t] [-V]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       free  displays the total amount of free and used physical and swap memory
 in the system, as well as the buffers  used	by  the  kernel.   The
       shared memory column should be ignored; it is obsolete.

   Options    [Toc]    [Back]
       The  -b	switch	displays  the amount of memory in bytes; the -k switch
       (set by default) displays it in kilobytes; the -m switch displays it in

       The -t switch displays a line containing the totals.

       The  -o switch disables the display of a "buffer adjusted" line. Unless
       specified free subtracts/adds buffer memory from/to the used/free  memory
 reports (respectively!).

       The -s switch activates continuous polling delay seconds apart. You may
       actually specify any floating point number for delay, usleep(3) is used
       for microsecond resolution delay times.

       The -V displays version information.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       /proc/meminfo-- memory information

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       ps(1), top(1)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by Brian Edmonds.

       Send bug reports to <acahalan@cs.uml.edu>

Cohesive Systems		 20 Mar 1993			       FREE(1)
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