free is a command to view various memory stats.

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What do the changes in `free` output from 14.04 to 16.04 mean?

I noticed that the free command reporting has changed somewhere between Trusty and Xenial. Here is what `free -m' shows on one of my Trusty computers: $ free -m total used ...
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How to use free -m to get memory usage for all users

I typed the free command to get the memory usage as follows : free -m output: I want to use this command to get the same info but for all users for example : I used this command .. because ...
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Problem downloading “not free” programs from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I bought "Quick 'n Easy Web Builder" in Ubuntu Software Center on 15 march, 2013 and it worked OK after unlocking it with my license key. Now I have replaced my computer (with Ubuntu 12.04LTS) but I ...
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why does free command show more memory usage than other tools [duplicate]

When I use free -h -l command I see 1.8G in use where system monitor app shows me 1.1G in use. total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1.8G 1.7G ...
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Why is almost all of the 3 GB RAM on my HP G62 laptop always used? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with 3072 MB RAM and 20 GB swap. It is an HP G62 laptop which overheats pretty regularly. When I type free -mt in the terminal the output is: free -mt ...
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Can I use only Ubuntu as my custom Pc OS? [closed]

First of all, I've been really excited about giving some support to free software, at least by using them. Not only as alternatives, but as substitutes. I am studying animation and digital arts and ...
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How do I unlock non-partitioned space from my HDD?

When I installed my ubuntu, I only made partitions for ext4 and swap, but now i have 1.5 Tb of free space and I cant use it. What should I do?
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How to get a good overview of RAM usage

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a server. The server main task is running a MongoDB installation along with several NodeJS applications. The NodeJS applications will run continuously and will accept ...
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Update fails to Install

I get the below error when I try to install updates using Software Updater: Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 81.3 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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what will happen If RAM set to 1000 from 1024?

While I am looking at man page of free I came across --si Use power of 1000 not 1024. So from that line we can say that from 1GB (1024MB) of RAM it will use only 1000MB of RAM. But why are we ...
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can't rum cmake or ompl gui

I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 and the last released library 1.0.0 I'm a beginner first I cant install freeglut3-dev I tried to solve it from other question but doesn't work Installing freeglut3-dev on ...
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Memory doesn't make sense

I just checked how much free space I have left on my hard disk using :~$ free -t total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 4063056 1075744 2987312 ...
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How do I find out why I get anytime the same error message from an original Ubuntu script?

Swap2Ram.sh always produces its error message, even when I have enough ram left. Any ideas? #!/bin/sh mem=$(free | awk '/Mem:/ {print $4}') swap=$(free | awk '/Swap:/ {print $3}') if [ $mem -lt ...
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I want to use Ubuntu desktop edition for free in my organization. Do I have to pay for that? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu desktop OS on all my laptops at work, So I don't want to invest for support and for OS as well. I heard that Linux is the free solution for operating system requirement ...
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What's the difference between install-powerpc and install-free-powerpc? “install-free”?

I'm not sure which one to type in, and I can't find any info online that explains the difference. I'm afraid the difference may be very important. I noticed there's also "install" and ...
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Is everything in Ubuntu actually free? [duplicate]

Is everything in Linux distributions including of course Ubuntu free apart from like support, and security things.
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how to delete .private

private take alot of space when all my files 70 gb so please help me df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 451G 262G 167G 62% / none ...
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Understanding the output from FREE

I have just about finished configuring an Ubuntu 14.04 server that is intended to automate the building of Phonegap apps for Android using Phonegap CLI. All of this works well. However, eventually - ...
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Ubuntu is using 170 GB of HDD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome (to be more exact it is this onehttps://ubuntugnome.org/) and everything was going perfectly well and I couldn't complain. I installed it on a 194GB partition ...
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I have an organization and i want install ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have my own an organization and i want to replace some system with ubuntu, do i have to buy ubuntu? Because i have heard ubuntu is free for use!! Thanks ITTECH
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After deleting a shared folder, Ubuntu doesn't see freed disk space

I'm stuck, after deleting a shared folder (shift+del) I can't get back the disk space previously occupied by the folder (19GB). Full story - I've created a folder for backup and shared it on my local ...
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What is wrong with the memory usage?

I can't figure out what is consuming my memory... Could anyone help me? user@desktop:~$ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 8176992 6186776 ...
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how to download free Games [closed]

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/motorbike/ not able to down load games from here. From where do I download free games for my ubuntu.
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Best linux distro for workstaton in small business ? Basic purpose run excel,word,pdf and multiple webpages simultaneously? [closed]

Looking for commercial workstation OS which legal to use for small business basic purpose is run spreadsheet,word,pdf, and multiple webpages simultaneously each system will be getting 4GB DDR2 RAM ...