Shell commands to find available memory
bobs at twft.com
Tue Aug 14 17:26:02 EDT 2012
I also read this:
You can use the following commands:
sysctl -a | grep hw.usermem
sysctl -a | grep hw.physmem
On Aug 14, 2012, at 1:04 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Bob Sneidar wrote:
> > Looks like hw.memsize is total memory. hw.usermem is available
> > memory. Somebody correct me if I am wrong.
> I had thought so too, but after opening a LOT of applications and seeing avail. mem. drop in Activity Monitor, that number remained unchanged in subsequent calls.
> > mAHAH! vm_stat will give you what you want.
> The man for vm_stat suggests it reports only on virtual memory rather than physical. :(
> Richard Gaskin
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