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I love listening to Security Now and you can go both ways on this. Swap on SSD: Yes, the HDD is slower, but one thing you have to remember is you are using a Mac, not Windows. Windows tries to move things out from ram into swap as quickly as it can, leading to the hard drive thrashing. However on a Mac, memory management is much better. Instead of ...


I believe between top and vm_stat you could get most of that output, though in a less legible form. (Why do you want to read it from the terminal, curiosity?) top has most of the physical and virtual memory stats, but vm_stats has the amount of compressed, and they both have swapping, though thanks to compression that is low. App Memory and Filecache ...

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