Check memory usage in Linux

software-engineering
memory-usage
linux

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Checking memory is very important as it determines the smooth running of a machine. Memory is getting cheaper but each machine has a limited amount and the clock speed is improving but the difference between clock speed and memory access is increasing day by day. To keep our machines healthy, we want to check the memory usage of several processes and in Linux, we have five tools to do so.

Read this article to understand how to check memory usage in Linux

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