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ipcs [options ]

Print data about active interprocess communication facilities.



Report on active shared memory segments.


Report on active message queues.


Report on active semaphores.

With the -m , -q , or -s options, only the specified interprocess facility is reported on. Otherwise, information about all three is printed.


Use almost all the print options (short for -bcopt ).


Use all of the print options (short for -bciopt ). Solaris only.


Report maximum allowed number of message bytes, segment sizes, and number of semaphores.


Report the creator's login name and group.

-C file

Read status from file instead of from /dev/kmem .


Report the number of shared-memory attaches to the segment. Solaris only.

-N list

Use the argument for the kernel "name list" (the list of functions and variables in the kernel) instead of /stand/unix (Solaris: /dev/ksyms ).


Report outstanding usage.


Report process numbers.


Report time information.

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