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Using the /proc filesystem

[ 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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