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"Size of RAM in Linux Systems" - Metin KAYA - (2007-11-14 21:50:28)   [7832]

This command gives the size of RAM of a machine in bytes:

[metin@enderunix ~]# ls -l /proc/kcore
-r-------- 1 root root 268439552 Nov 14 09:41 /proc/kcore

For instance, the RAM is 256 MB in the system above.

/proc is a special virtual filesystem. Hence, the files of it do NOT reserve any place in disk. Deleting files from /proc directory does not increase the disk space, even damages the system hardly.

[metin@enderunix ~]# du -h /proc/kcore
0 /proc/kcore

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