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What Does This /proc Directory Do?

Jul 04, 2007, 07:30 (2 Talkback[s])

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"The linux file system to those who are familiar with it is quite sensible and logical in its organisation. If you are familiar with the deep and dark secrets you will find many things that will surprise you and make you go aaah. One of those is the /proc directory.

"This is perhaps the most mysterious directory in the whole linux file system and rightly so. With this directly you are viewing and controlling the most intimate parts of the linux system. The kernel. In this directory you can control how the kernel views devices, adjust kernel settings, add devices to the kernel and remove them again. In this directory you can directly view the memory usage and IO statistics. You can see which disks are mounted and what file systems are used. In short every single aspect of your linux system can be examined from this directory, if you know what to look for...."

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