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FREE(1)                       Linux User's Manual                      FREE(1)



NAME
       free - Display amount of free and used memory in(1,8) the system

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

DESCRIPTION
       free  displays the total amount of free and used physical and swap mem-
       ory in(1,8) the system, as well as the buffers  used  by  the  kernel.   The
       shared memory column should be ignored; it is obsolete.

   Options
       The  -b  switch(1,n)  displays  the amount of memory in(1,8) bytes; the -k switch(1,n)
       (set(7,n,1 builtins) by default) displays it in(1,8) kilobytes; the -m switch(1,n) displays it in(1,8)
       megabytes.

       The -t switch(1,n) displays a line containing the totals.

       The -o switch(1,n) disables the display of a "buffer adjusted" line.  If the
       -o option is not specified, free subtracts buffer memory from the  used
       memory and adds it to the free memory reported.

       The -s switch(1,n) 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(1,3,5) information.

FILES
       /proc(5,n)/meminfo-- memory information


SEE ALSO
       ps(1), slabtop(1), vmstat(8), top(1)


AUTHORS
       Written by Brian Edmonds.

       Send bug reports to <albert@users.sf.net>




Cohesive Systems                 20 Mar 1993                           FREE(1)

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