Display how much memory installed on system

grep MemTotal: /proc/meminfo # display how much memory installed
This will display the system memory size in kb. If you want to see the value in mb, you can type: grep MemTotal: /proc/meminfo | awk '{printf("MemTotal: %d MB\n",$2/1024)}'
Sample Output
$ grep MemTotal: /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:       16385508 kB

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By: mpb
2015-05-15 09:19:02

What Others Think

I did wonder if people every read the comments. Clearly not :-( You don't need grep and awk, awk will do: awk '/MemTotal:/{printf("MemTotal: %d MB\n",$2/1024)}' /proc/meminfo
flatcap · 279 weeks and 1 day ago
Simply: free
Zulu · 279 weeks and 1 day ago
Simply: free
Zulu · 279 weeks and 1 day ago
I wonder if people read the command. This displays the memory total. Nothing more, nothing less.
mpb · 276 weeks and 4 days ago

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