The /proc file system utilities.
These are utilities to browse the /proc filesystem, which is not a real file
system but a way for the kernel to provide information about the status of
entries in its process table. (e.g. running, stopped or "zombie")
Both command line and full screen utilities are provided. Ncurses is needed
for the full screen utilities.
procps for DEBIAN
From procps 1.2.6, we have merged back to the same procps as that released
by the upstream guys. This is done to give a much more reliable and
hopefully bug-free procps.
It also means that we don't have colour or POSIX command line support. The
POSIX command line support should be in the upstream source in the near
The old procps-1.2.5 library
NEWS: what has changed recently with procps, in reverse cronological order.
Please send bug reports to email@example.com
NEWS for version 1.2.7 of procps
Security hole in XConsole fixed.
Works better with very long uptimes.
Fixed RPM spec file to have correct libproc soname.
skill -i works.
Knows about more major numbers for smart serial boards.
Fixed some small problems in top.
FREE(1) Linux Programmer's Manual FREE(1)
free - Display amount of free and used memory in the system
free [-b | -k | -m] [-o] [-s delay ] [-t] [-V]
free displays the total amount of free and used physical and
swap memory in the system, as well as the shared memory and
buffers used by the kernel.
PS(1) Linux Programmer's Manual PS(1)
ps - report proc
SKILL(1) Local UNIX Programmer's Manual SKILL(1)
skill, snice - s
TLOAD(1) Linux Programmer's Manual TLOAD(1)
tload - graphic
TOP(1) Linux Programmer's Manual TOP(1)
top - display to
UPTIME(1) Linux Programmer's Manual UPTIME(1)
uptime - Tell ho
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