Sum using awk

ps -ylC httpd --sort:rss | awk '{ SUM += $8 } END { print SUM/1024 }'
This command will show you amount of memory used by apache
Sample Output
190.285

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By: nasser
2009-12-20 15:41:50

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Not bad, but there's no point in sorting if you're going to sum all the values.
flatcap · 461 weeks and 1 day ago

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