Commands tagged memory usage (20)

  • This command will add up RAM usage of all processes whose name contains "java" and output the sum of percentages in HRF. Also, unlike the original #15430, it wont fail on processes with a usage of >9.9%. Pleases note that this command wont work reliably in use cases where a significant portion of processes involved are using less than 0.1% of RAM, because they will be counted as "0", even though a great number of them could add up to significant amounts. Show Sample Output


    4
    ps -eo pmem,comm | grep java | awk '{sum+=$1} END {print sum " % of RAM"}'
    bugmenot · 2016-02-10 09:00:56 0
  • Finding high memory usage report in human readable format. Show Sample Output


    3
    ps -eo size,pid,user,command --sort -size |awk '{hr[1024**2]="GB";hr[1024]="MB";for (x=1024**3; x>=1024; x/=1024){if ($1>=x){printf ("%-6.2f %s ", $1/x, hr[x]);break}}}{printf ("%-6s %-10s ", $2, $3)}{for (x=4;x<=NF;x++){printf ("%s ",$x)} print ("\n")}'
    rockon · 2012-11-27 04:29:08 7
  • It displays the top 10 processes sorted by memory usage Show Sample Output


    3
    ps aux | sort -rk 4,4 | head -n 10
    x3mboy · 2019-09-26 16:37:33 6
  • I've wanted this for a long time, finally just sat down and came up with it. This shows you the sorted output of ps in a pretty format perfect for cron or startup scripts. You can sort by changing the k -vsz to k -pmem for example to sort by memory instead. If you want a function, here's one from my http://www.askapache.com/linux-unix/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html aa_top_ps(){ local T N=${1:-10};T=${2:-vsz}; ps wwo pid,user,group,vsize:8,size:8,sz:6,rss:6,pmem:7,pcpu:7,time:7,wchan,sched=,stat,flags,comm,args k -${T} -A|sed -u "/^ *PID/d;${N}q"; } Show Sample Output


    2
    command ps wwo pid,user,group,vsize:8,size:8,sz:6,rss:6,pmem:7,pcpu:7,time:7,wchan,sched=,stat,flags,comm,args k -vsz -A|sed -u '/^ *PID/d;10q'
    AskApache · 2010-05-18 18:41:38 1
  • smem is very clever, it keeps in mind shared memory in its calculations!!! http://www.selenic.com/smem/ Show Sample Output


    2
    smem --pie name -s pss
    nutria · 2013-02-26 19:18:31 1
  • Top 10 Memory Processes (reduced output to applications and %usage only) Show Sample Output


    2
    ps aux | sort -rk 4,4 | head -n 10 | awk '{print $4,$11}'
    n0a110w · 2019-10-20 22:52:55 5
  • Bash has a built-in time command which provides less functionality than the real time command. Thus we reference /usr/bin/time directly. Since the command isn't very easy to remember you could alias it to something like "cputime" or even just "time". Show Sample Output


    1
    /usr/bin/time -f "\ntime\t%E\nCPU\t%P\nRAM\t%Mk" <command>
    Negate · 2018-10-27 03:11:51 0

  • 0
    pmap $(pgrep [ProcessName] -n) | gawk '/total/ { a=strtonum($2); b=int(a/1024); printf b};'
    lv4tech · 2010-04-28 08:16:28 0

  • 0
    sudo ps aux --sort:rss | awk '{print $2"\t"$11": "$6/1024" MB"}' | column -t | less
    threv · 2011-12-08 17:23:18 0

  • 0
    TOTAL_RAM=`free | head -n 2 | tail -n 1 | awk '{ print $2 }'`; PROC_RSS=`ps axo rss,comm | grep [h]ttpd | awk '{ TOTAL += $1 } END { print TOTAL }'`; PROC_PCT=`echo "scale=4; ( $PROC_RSS/$TOTAL_RAM ) * 100" | bc`; echo "RAM Used by HTTP: $PROC_PCT%"
    0disse0 · 2012-02-03 16:10:36 0
  • Add up the amount of memory your processes are using and display the total. Replace marcanuy with your desired username. Show Sample Output


    0
    ps -u marcanuy -o pid,rss,command | awk '{print $0}{sum+=$2} END {print "Total", sum/1024, "MB"}'
    marcanuy · 2013-11-20 01:21:59 0
  • This command will show the sum total of memory used in gigabytes by a program that spawns multiple instances of itself. Replace chrome with whatever program's memory usage you are investigating. This command is rather useless on software that only spawns a single instance of itself. Show Sample Output


    0
    ps -eo pmem,comm | grep chrome | cut -d " " -f 2 | paste -sd+ | bc
    Darkstar · 2014-01-03 15:33:16 0
  • Displays memory usage for individual instances of an application that spawns multiple instances of itself. This command also works on single process applications. Show Sample Output


    0
    ps -eo pmem,comm | grep application-name
    Darkstar · 2014-02-23 13:21:29 0
  • Monitoring system in one line : DISK : disk space MEM: memory ( mem , swap, Total) CPU : all information about cpu activity LOAD : load average Show Sample Output


    0
    echo "DISK:";df -Pl | grep -v "Filesystem" | awk '{print $5,$6}' ; echo "MEM:" ; free -mto | awk '{ print $1,$2,$3,$4 }'; echo "CPU:"; top -b -d1 -n1 | grep Cpu | awk '{print $2,$3,$4,$5,$6,$7,$8,$9}';echo "LOAD:"; cat /proc/loadavg
    injez · 2014-09-29 12:43:52 9

  • 0
    ps -eo pmem,comm | grep chrome | cut -d " " -f 2 | paste -sd+ | bc
    peter1337 · 2016-01-24 20:45:04 4
  • This is a alternate command I like to use instead of TOP or HTOP to see what are the processes which are taking up the most memory on a system. It shows the username, process ID, CPU usage, Memory usage, thread ID, Number of threads associated with parent process, Resident Set Size, Virtual Memory Size, start time of the process, and command arguments. Then it's sorted by memory and showing the top 10 with head. This of course can be changed to suit you needs. I have a small system which is why Firefox is taking so much resources. Show Sample Output


    0
    watch -n .8 'ps -eaLo uname,pid,pcpu,pmem,lwp,nlwp,rss,vsz,start_time,args --sort -pmem| head -10'
    ubercoo · 2016-05-11 01:05:53 0

  • 0
    cat /proc/meminfo | awk -v"RS=~" '{print "Total:", $2/1024000, "GiB","|","In Use:",100-$5/$2*100"%"}'
    Moshem · 2017-02-20 12:20:01 0
  • The sample output is from an Android Device Show Sample Output


    0
    grep -e AnonHugePages /proc/*/smaps | awk '{ if($2>4) print $0} ' | awk -F "/" '{system("cat /proc/" $3 "/cmdline");printf("\n");print $0; printf("\n");}'
    praton · 2020-01-14 07:50:44 8
  • This command shows a high level overview of system memory and usage refreshed in seconds. Change -n 10 to you desired refresh interval. Show Sample Output


    -1
    watch -n 10 free -m
    Darkstar · 2014-01-04 10:10:15 0

  • -1
    CMD=chrome ; ps h -o pmem -C $CMD | awk '{sum+=$1} END {print sum}'
    pdxdoughnut · 2014-01-08 23:05:09 0

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands


Check These Out

View the newest xkcd comic.
This function displays the latest comic from xkcd.com. One of the best things about xkcd is the title text when you hover over the comic, so this function also displays that after you close the comic. To get a random xkcd comic, I also use the following: $xkcdrandom(){ wget -qO- dynamic.xkcd.com/comic/random|tee >(feh $(grep -Po '(?

generate iso

Copy all files. All normal files, all hidden files and all files starting with - (minus).
./* is for copying files starting with - .[!.]* is for copying hidden files and avoiding copying files from the parent directory. ..?* is for copying files starting with .. (avoids the directory ..) /path/to/dir the path to the directory where the files should be copied Can also be used as a script. Input argument is /path/to/dir in tcsh, replace .[!.]* with .[^.]*

Benchmark SQL Query
Benchmark a SQL query against MySQL Server. The example runs the query 10 times, and you get the average runtime in the output. To ensure that the query does not get cached, use `RESET QUERY CACHE;` on top in the query file.

Convert .flv to .avi

send substituted text to a command without echo, pipe
zsh only - This avoids the need for echo "message" | which creates an entire subshell. Also, the text you are most likely to edit is at the very end of the line, which, in my opinion, makes it slightly easier to edit.

Measures download speed on eth0

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

open a seperate konsole tab and ssh to each of N servers (konsole 4.2+)
creates a new tab for each of N servers in listofservers.txt and ssh's to said servers then, try the "send to all sessions" feature of konsole to do the same work on all servers at the same time. BIG time saver, but be careful!

Create a new file


Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: