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Regarding procps-ng - it doesn't make sense to install it on OS X. The utilities in procps-ng are specifically made to parse, interpret and display information from the /proc file system on Linux system. The /proc virtual file system on Linux exposes various information from the kernel itself (and kernel extensions). OS X does not run on the Linux kernel. ...


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This wonderful Apple Support article says it all: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201464#memory I'll give the short version here: There are three different types of memory, as you have noticed - wired, app, and compressed. Each of these types do something slightly different. Wired memory Wired memory refers to memory that cannot be taken out from RAM. ...



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