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easly monitor mem usage

Terminal - easly monitor mem usage
watch -n1 --differences cat /proc/meminfo
2009-03-26 15:27:37
User: hypnojazz
Functions: cat watch
easly monitor mem usage


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Not sure what that is supposed to do, but if you want to watch system memory changes something like this would work:

watch -n1 --differences cat /proc/meminfo
Comment by matrtsmiller 459 weeks and 4 days ago

u're right matrtsmiller thank to do it better ! :D

Comment by hypnojazz 459 weeks and 4 days ago

@hypnojazz: Why not just alter this one? You can edit them!

Comment by qubyte 459 weeks and 4 days ago

wrong command. In order to work:

watch cat /proc/meminfo

Comment by Charon 459 weeks and 4 days ago

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