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hpr1002 :: LiTS 008: free: Understanding Linux Memory Usage

The free command and memory usage

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Hosted by Dann on 2012-06-05 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Linux in the Shell

Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
The website is http://www.linuxintheshell.com/

In today's show Dann explains to us what it means to be free.

The free command is a handy snapshot into your systems memory and how much of it is being used. In conjunction with other tools like top you can begin to understand where your system resources are being utilized and weed out potential bottlenecks and bugs. But before jumping into the deep end in system analysis, you need to have a decent grasp on how the Linux kernel utilizes memory, or your initial observations may send you tearing through the interwebs looking for a solution to a problem that does not exist.

As ever catch the complete shownotes and video at http://www.linuxintheshell.com


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