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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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Miscellaneous Commands

The commands in this section are here because they didn't seem to fit in anywhere else.

alloc

Displays the amount of dynamic memory acquired, broken down into used and free memory. Along with an argument, alloc shows the number of free and used blocks in each size category. The categories start at size 8 and double at each step. This command's output may vary across system types, since systems other than the VAX may use a different memory allocator.

Example: To display a listing of dynamic memory, use

alloc

built-ins

Prints the names of all built-in commands.

Example: To display a listing of built-in commands, use

builtins

Example: To log out of the current session, type

bye

Logout.

Example:

cd [-p] [-l] [-n|-v] [name] ...

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