BSD equivalent of Linux's free(1)?

Chris Maness chris at
Wed Aug 18 17:04:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM, Aleksandr Miroslav
<alexmiroslav at> wrote:
> hello,
> I am looking for something on BSD that will give me the same info as
> free(1) in Linux. i.e. I would like to know the state of total/used/free
> memory and swap.
> I know there are a number of utilities in ports that will let me do
> this, I am however looking for something in the base system (if such a
> utility exists).
> I also know that top(1) gives this info, and I could certainly use that,
> I just wanted the nearest BSD sibling of free(1).)
> Thank you!
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Would not the info displayed in the command "top" suffice?

Chris Maness

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