Cast not your Perl before swine?

Dave Smith dave at
Mon Dec 17 15:01:47 MST 2007

Bryan Sant wrote:
> BTW - is there a handy linux utility to measure the amount of RAM a
> process allocs?  Something similar to what "time" does for CPU usage.

I like this: "ps -eo pid,comm,vsz"

It gives you each process ID, name, and the amount of virtual memory 
it's using, in KBytes. Beware, though, because Linux can mislead about 
how much memory is actually in use.


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