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finding amount of memory usage of a command in bash

I wrote a program and now I need to measure it's performance so I use time to find timings but is there any command like time that I could run my program under it and have the amount of memory used by ...
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How can I see the memory occupied by a file and folder and also entire directory from terminal?

I'm having some files and folders in the "My Documents" directory. What are the commands to see the size of a file and directory in a terminal?
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is my ram usage natural? (clean ubuntu install by vps provider)

I'm still a Linux beginner, but for my university project I had to rent a vps. When I got my vps, free -m shows me that it is already using 175 mb of 2gb. I wanted to ask that is this normal? ...
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Which processes with daemon are unnecessary?

I saw 3 processes which have "daemon.py" at the end of them and use 10 MB of memory each of them. What do they make? Also there are a lot of processes which have daemon inside. Are they really ...
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High Memeory usage on 12.04

System : Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-34-generic x86_64) I am using webmin to see the system since i am not a Linux Expert. Since last week there is an unusual memory usage in my system. Is ...
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How to monitor the memory consumed by a process?

I have a process that I would like to see how much memory it consumes while it is running. Right now I do this: ps faux | grep casper But that just gives me the information of that moment. It ...
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How much swap space should I configure? [duplicate]

How much swap space should I have? I have a 500GB HDD and 6GB RAM. My specs: Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.8.0-34-generic GNOME 3.4.2 Memory: 5.7 GiB Processor: Intel® Core™ ...
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Boot-time fsck on all 16 drives gives memory allocation failures

My installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 has each volume set to a check interval of one week. However, there are 16 drives (boot plus 15 storage drives, all ext4). Apparently this is too much for a ...
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Ubuntu - One process running - Tons of memory used [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu using the Microsoft Windows Installer, and it's running pretty slow. I've got 3.8 GB ram on my computer, and by running free -m I'm getting the following results : ...
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ubuntu server 12.04 lts use many memory

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a cloud server (based on VMWare). System start normaly with about 300MB of memory, after 20 minutes begin to load memory and i see 3GB of memory usage. I don't find ...
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Problems after upgrading to 13.10

My laptop has 4GB of RAM and has seen Ubuntu installations since 12.04. I use 64bit version of Ubuntu. I use my laptop for work and has Oracle JDK and eclipse installed - same setup since 12.04 and ...
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Unusally High RAM usage by ESET NOD32 (Linux Desktop)

Recently, I'd encountered unusally high RAM usage on both my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptops (32-bit and 64-bit desktop OS versions). I noticed that, immediately after system startup, ESET will load 2 ...
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How can I find which process is using up memory? [duplicate]

top reports that 99% of the memory is used. But when sorted by memory usage Shift+M I only see about 20% being used. How can I find out which process is using all my memory? $ top top - 21:13:30 up ...
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Why Nautilus consumes way too much memory? [closed]

In the past 4/5 days I noticed something very strange. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 amd64. After some time from the system login I think an hour or two may be, either nautilus or python process uses too ...
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How to free space in root directory and delete unnecessary kernel files?

Off late I am receiving continuous system alerts regarding low disk space in my root directory. I am given to understand that all my system updates are being saved in my root directory instead of my ...
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'zeitgeist-fts' always using a lot of memory!

What is zeitgeist-fts?! It's always in the 3 top positions of memory usage (competing with Firefox and Compiz!!) ... After a fresh boot it uses about 30 MB, but after some hours or a day, it goes ...
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unity-music-daemon uses large amount of memory

When I boot my Ubuntu 13.04 up, I noticed that my fans goes crazy and when I had a glanced at System Monitor, I saw that a process called unity-music-daemon is using a large amount of memory and CPU. ...
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How to persistently limit resources of a program

I am running several programs on my computer and under normal circumstances my RAM (2GB) and CPU power is sufficient. However it occurs that a single program suddenly turns the system permanently ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 extremely slow on my desktop

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop computer without doing any partition, and no any dual boot operating system. My desktop hardware components are given below: Hard disk 500GB Ram 2GB ...
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Ubuntu memmory consumption problem [duplicate]

Ubuntu Gnome on my laptop boot up using about 310 MB Ram. When running couples of program, the system takes 700 to 900 MB. Then, I close all programs, Ram usage drops but it keeps at 450 ~ 600 MB Ram. ...
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Comparing Virtual Memory Size with Resident Size

I came across this stackoverflow post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10400751/how-do-vmrss-and-resident-set-size-match The answer voted correctly states the following: "So, VSS should be ...
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Wheres my memory going?

My machine keeps 'freezing' before eventaully logging out with all the programs exiting. This is rather annoying, and I think its because I keep running out of memory. I am not running any custom ...
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Is this Ram usage normal?

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit + Unity and it uses ~600mb with no other processes-apps open and with preload 900mb, just the core system. Is this the expected amount? It seems a bit steep to me but ...
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Disk and Ram Memory size

I need to know the disk size and the ram size of LAMP + Chrome. How can I check it... on ubuntu 11.x and 12.x Thanks
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Memory usage doesn't add up over time

The memory usage on my Ubuntu 13.04 system doesn't add up over time. I've tried the 3.8.0-xx kernels and the latest 3.9 from /~kernel-ppa/mainline. When I first boot, it all adds up correctly but ...
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How can I find the memory usage on my GPU?

Previously I was checking the memory usage on my GPU with the following command: nvidia-settings -q all | grep Memory I am processing some scientific data on my GPU with numpy and theano. I was ...
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Server slowly runs out of memory [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 10.04 server slowly eats up memory. If you look at tops, it slowly starts using swap space. Eventually the amount of free memory drops too low and the kernel kills the worst process. A ...
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How to log memory usage per minute on Ubuntu Server?

I checked few programs such as htop or top command but couldn't find any features for logging per minute. Is there a way to do that for tracking memory issues ? edit: I was using linode and decided ...
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Looking to log memory usage and cpu usage every x interval on a box

I am looking to monitor memory and cpu usage on the box every minute or so. Any recommended ways on doing this?
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top command not clear [closed]

I am using top command on my centos server. Mem: 8055100k total, 3832228k used, 4222872k free, 57968k buffers Swap: 8191992k total, 0k used, 8191992k free, 3574740k cached In case ...
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Chrome suddenly using too much memory, what's wrong?

I just upgraded my RAM to double what it used to have and for a couple of weeks everything was running great, but now Chrome is eating all of it, I hit 90% use with only one window and <50 tabs ...
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Why do I run out of memory even when nothing is running?

I am currently facing a problem that when I run Uclust, it keeps showing me mymalloc running ot of memory. The thing is that cuurently nothing is running in the system and my memory shows I am ...
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2 GB Ram, but Ubuntu runs slowly and hangs if doing too much

I think my system more than meets the minimum/recommended requirements for Ubuntu, but its still running slowly. Especially when I try to multitask by having 4-6 windows open, then it becomes quite ...
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Does 64bit ubuntu takes more memory than 32bit or is “quantal” more demanding than “precise”?

I've just clean-installed 12.10 64bit and i noticed an increase in memory usage. I used 12.04 32bit and was running about ~400mb on startup(gnome3 no effects) + firefox, now the machine uses about ...
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Warning when available RAM approaches zero

This is a follow-up to Memory limiting solutions for greedy applications that can crash OS?: ulimit and cgroups are not user friendly, and besides, wouldn't work with applications that spawn separate ...
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Fresh ubuntu installation - memory usage went from 3% to 41% - should I be concerned and how to remedy?

My memory usage was a 4% after a fresh ubuntu 12.10 installation after i install php packages etc using this gist, https://gist.github.com/4372049 my memory usage now reached 41%. should i be ...
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How to prevent so many instances of apt-check running?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server that just crashed because of a very obvious cause: 30+ of apt-check processes consuming all memory, the OOM killer kicking in, killing vital services. I'm not sure where ...
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Dbuses and Apaches are using up memory

I recently noticed, in System Monitor, that multiple Apache2 processes are showing up (with the same "Command Line"). There are currently 6 of them, each with 7MB memory. I also noticed a whole bunch ...
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Average memory usage after complete ubuntu 12.04 start up

When it starts up completely, I cas see that about 400-500MB of my 2GB Ram is being used. Right now that I have only started Firefox (and System monitor), I can see that about 1GB of ram is full with ...
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Move WUBI installation of Ubuntu to a different partition in Windows

I don't have a lot of space on my D: drive and Ubuntu is taking 15 gigs of it so I wonder, is there a way of moving Ubuntu from D: to C: while keeping the files that exists on Ubuntu? Thanks
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Reduce memory usage

I have just installed the standard default desktop configuration of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal). My PC only has 1GB of RAM and is struggling a little. What steps can I take to reduce the memory ...
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How to read correctly “free -m” output?

The output of free -m: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 595 482 112 0 63 324 -/+ ...
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How to see how much memory/cpu Unity is using

I am trying to see how much memory and CPU the whole Unity desktop is using. For this I tried looking at the Unity process but since it is divided in many parts it became difficult. I want to see how ...
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Compiz's memory utilization increasing

I have been running Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit, on my AMD desktop for quite some time. Last few days, I have been seeing the memory utilization of compiz to be increasing. I normally do not shut down the ...
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How do I throttle a command in a terminal window?

I needed to run convert with a lot of images at the same time. The command took quite a while but this doesn't bother me. The issue is that this command rendered my computer unusable while the ...
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How to know each TAB memory usage ?

Hi, is it possible to know that, if Firefox or any browser is opened, whats the amount of memory taken up by each TAB of web-browser ? I am just curious to know.
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Software to track application profile

I am developing a software for number theory investigation, and I am suspicious that is leaking memory. It would be very nice to log the CPU, and RAM usage of this program through some application. ...
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Is Chromium GTK+ theme lighter than the others?

Or is it heavier? What other aspects could one consider here beside aesthetics?
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Why is my /dev/loop0 showing full?

I have sufficent memory , but somehow I get my /dev/loop0 showing usage of 9 GB here's my df-h. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 12G 10G 1.4G 88% / udev ...
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Where is my ram?

I have 2GB installed on my machine running Ubuntu 12.04. After some time of use, I see much of my RAM used. The RAM does not free enough even though I closed all my programs. I included 2 ...