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Basic Commands to check Load average in Linux systems



Basic Commands for Linux which every system administrator must knows to check the load of Linux.

1) w
just type w and you will see this result.

root@my [~]# w
 05:28:13 up 35 days,  1:01,  1 user,  load average: 0.20, 0.16, 0.15

2) uptime
just type uptime and you will see this result.

root@my [~]# uptime
 05:30:40 up 35 days,  1:04,  1 user,  load average: 0.17, 0.13, 0.14

3) top
this is the main command which shows all the current load and average after type top press c to see all commands details.

4) cat /proc/loadavg
this command shows the current load average of linux system.

root@ld [~]# cat /proc/loadavg
0.10 0.11 0.13 2/238 19724



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