SUMMARY: simple memory usage reporting tool??

From: Geoff Lane (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 06:59:32 CDT

> I'm looking for a very simple (acctcom -u is too complex) reporting tool,
> similar to the time(1) command, that non-experts can use to get some idea of
> how much memory/swap/stack their program used.

Birger Wathne and Chuck Duerson suggested Sun's memtool available from

I think I'll find a lot of use for memtool but it's not for non-experts.

Stephen Harris pointed out /usr/ucb/rusage which dumps out the entire struct
usage contents for a child process. Should have remembered that but
/usr/ucb left my PATH many releases ago :-) I think I'll create a little
AWK script to post process the numbers and see how it goes.


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