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CompTIA Linux+ Certification Guide by Philip Inshanally

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Viewing CPU, RAM, and swap info

Let's take a look at how we can view CPU, RAM, and swap info on a Linux system.

First, we will focus our attention on gaining information on a CPU, so we will look at the /proc/cpuinfo file. We can garner detailed information about the CPU, ranging from the vendor ID, the CPU family, the model name, the CPU rate in MHZ, its cache size, and the number of cores, to name a few. Here is an excerpt from running the cat command alongside /proc/cpuinfo:

Some more information is given here about the CPU:

From the preceding ...

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