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Using the /proc filesystem

Mar 04, 2011, 00:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by P├ętur Ingi Egilsson)

[ Thanks to Pétur Ingi Egilsson for this link. ]

"The proc filesystem is a special filesystem found on most UNIX-based systems. It holds a great deal of information, in ASCII format, most of which is not very friendly to the average user.

"It is important that you keep in mind that the files under /proc are not kept on a physical storage, meaning they are subject to change after reboot. Also, they should not really be called files as they are pseudo-files, as they exist only in memory. I break that rule on regular basis and intend to do that also in this article.

"I've made a list of some of the files i find to be of most use."

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