Shell commands to find available memory

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Tue Aug 14 14:49:05 EDT 2012

About a second. Interesting then that the shell command contains some latency to it. It makes sense because it has to open a shell, then communicate with the shell, then close it. From an already opened terminal, it doesn't have those restrictions. 


On Aug 14, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> But how long does it take when you try it in the LiveCode Message Box:
> put the millisecs into t; get shell("top -l1 -n0"); put the millisecs - t && it

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