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Feb 7, 2019 10:23 AM 2+ mon ago

How much memory is installed and being used on your Linux systems?

Several commands report on how much memory is installed and being used on Linux systems. You can be deluged with details or get a quick and easy answer, depending on the command you use.

How much memory is installed and being used on your Linux systems? Kevin Stanchfield (CC BY 2.0)

There are numerous ways to get information on the memory installed on Linux systems and view how much of that memory is being used. Some commands provide an overwhelming amount of detail, while others provide succinct, though not necessarily easy-to-digest, answers. In this post, we'll look at some of the more useful tools for checking on memory and its usage.

Before we get into the details, however, let's review a few basics. Physical memory and virtual memory are not the same. The latter includes disk space configured to be used ...

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