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sar command in Linux

The sar command under Linux and Unix systems gives the system activity reports. As the system works, a record of activities is kept in certain counters in the kernel. The sar command gives statistics regarding the CPU, I/O, paging, devices, memory, swap space, network, run queue length and load average, interrupts and power management. At …

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vmstat

The vmstat command prints the system virtual memory statistics for Linux and Unix systems. vmstat prints information about system processes, memory, swap, I/O blocks, interrupts and context switches and the CPU activity. The most common command format is, vmstat [delay [count]] The optional delay parameter tells the time interval between periodic vmstat outputs. If the …

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Finding the free and used memory with the free command

Using the free command, the free and used memory in a Linux or Unix system can be found. The free command can be given from the command line as, free And the system responds with an output like, total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 960268 873136 87132 0 14652 168884 -/+ buffers/cache: 689600 270668 …

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