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'procps' is a package of utilities which report on the state of the system, including the states of running processes, amount of memory available and currently-logged-in users. Programs included are ps, top, vmstat, sysctl, w, kill, skill, nice, snice, pgrep, free, tload, uptime, watch


Download version 3.2.5 (stable)
released on 26 January 2005

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GPLv2Janet Casey14 October 2002

Leaders and contributors

Albert Cahalan Maintainer
Craig Small Maintainer
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Software prerequisites

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Required to use libc 5 or 6
Required to use Linux 2.x.xx

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 January 2005.


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