Show top memory usage processes

Jul 31, 2012 00:00 · 69 words · 1 minute read Linux

There are lots of tools to show memory usage per process, but the simplest command line utility is good old ‘ps’ (short for “process status”). Yes, I know - you know about this utility, but sometimes we forget how powerful this tool can be.

$>ps -A --sort -rss -o pid,comm,pmem | head -n 11

Also, total memory usage can be displayed by following way:

$>cat /proc/meminfo


$>free -m