How to find memory size of a running machine?

Andy Farkas andyf at
Thu May 29 15:10:21 PDT 2003

On Wed, 28 May 2003, stan wrote:

> I've got a STABLE machine that I need to determine the amount of physical
> ram on. Unfortunately the boot time mesage are long gone out of the dmesg
> biffer.
> Can anyone think of a way to do this, short of rebooting the machine?

sysctl hw.physmem


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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