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NAME

       free - Display amount of free and used memory in the system

SYNOPSIS

       free [-b|-k|-m|-g] [-c count] [-l] [-o] [-t] [-s delay] [-V]

DESCRIPTION

       free  displays  the  total  amount  of  free and used physical and swap
       memory in the system, as well as the buffers used by the  kernel.   The
       shared memory column should be ignored; it is obsolete.

   OPTIONS
       -b     Display the amount of memory in bytes.

       -c count
              Display the result count times.  Requires the -s option.

       -g     Display the amount of memory in gigabytes.

       -k     Display  the amount of memory in kilobytes. This is the default.

       -l     Show detailed low and high memory statistics.

       -m     Display the amount of memory in megabytes.

       -o     Display the output in old format, the only difference being this
              option will disable the display of the "buffer adjusted" line.

       -s     Continuously  display  the  result  delay seconds apart. You may
              actually specify any floating point number for delay,  usleep(3)
              is used for microsecond resolution delay times.

       -t     Display a line showing the column totals.

       -V     Display version information.

FILES

       /proc/meminfo memory information

AUTHORS

       Written by Brian Edmonds.

       Send bug reports to <albert@users.sf.net>

SEE ALSO

       ps(1), slabtop(1), top(1), vmstat(8).