Category: Linux Terminal

Added: 17th of December 2020

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Display free memory using the terminal in Linux

To display the amount of free memory enter the following command in the terminal

free


To display the amount of free memory in megabytes enter the following command in the terminal
free --mega




To display the amount of free memory in gigabytes enter the following command in the terminal
free --giga




To display the amount of free memory in human format enter the following command in the terminal
free -h




Why would I use this command when I have options in the GUI?
If you don't have access to a remote desktop for example because you are checking the amount of free memory available on a remote server, you can connect and login to that machine using ssh and putty and use the free command.

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