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Utilties that monitor system status

'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



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Janet Casey

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14 October 2002

Leaders and contributors

Craig Small Maintainer
See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor
Albert Cahalan Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
Debian (Ref)
Bug Tracking,SupportMailing List Info/Archive
HelpMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Required to uselibc 5 or 6
Required to useLinux 2.x.xx


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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