Linux Command Directory

Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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slabtop [options]

Display kernel slab cache information in real time. slabtop displays a listing of the top caches as sorted by a given sort criteria.


-d n, --delay=n

Refresh the display every n seconds. By default, the display is refreshed every three seconds.

-s S, --sort=S

Sort by S, where S is one of the following sort criteria:


Sort by the number of active objects in each cache.


Sort by the number of objects per slab.


Sort by cache size.


Sort by the number of slabs in each cache.


Sort by the name of each cache.


Sort by the number of objects in each cache (this is the default).


Sort by the number of pages per slab.


Sort by the size of objects in each cache.


Sort by cache utilization.


Sort by the number of active slabs.

-o, --once

Display once and then exit.


Display usage information and then exit.

-V, --version

Display version information and then exit.

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