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Tips for using the /proc filesystem on your Linux system...
The proc filesystem is a special filesystem found on most UNIX-based systems. It holds a great deal of information, in ASCII format, most of which is not very friendly to the average user.

It is important that you keep in mind that the files under /proc are not kept on a physical storage, meaning they are subject to change after reboot. Also, they should not really be called files as they are pseudo-files, as they exist only in memory.
 read more | mail this link | score:5723 | -Ray, March 5, 2011
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