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Find out how much data is waiting to be written to disk

Terminal - Find out how much data is waiting to be written to disk
grep ^Dirty /proc/meminfo
2011-08-24 08:48:49
User: h3xx
Functions: grep
Find out how much data is waiting to be written to disk

Ever ask yourself "How much data would be lost if I pressed the reset button?"

Scary, isn't it?


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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Comment by davidpgero 222 weeks and 4 days ago

grep ^Dirty /*/meminfo # works on my system

#but ls /*/meminfo or eacho /*/meminfo only show a single file on my system.

Comment by Jessehz 222 weeks and 4 days ago

grep ^Dirt /*/m*i* #may not work on other systems

#I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 AMD64

Comment by Jessehz 222 weeks and 4 days ago


Comment by RanyAlbeg 222 weeks and 4 days ago

@RanyAlbeq: You just wish you'd thought of it.

Comment by h3xx 222 weeks and 4 days ago

@h3xx lol. Well said.

Comment by DaveQB 222 weeks and 4 days ago

To salve your conscience use


to write back data manually...

Comment by hons 221 weeks and 4 days ago

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