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I want to know what "Shared" Column indicates in the free command.

                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          3818       3677        140         37         92        769
-/+ buffers/cache:       2815       1002
Swap:         3956          0       3956

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  • On my Slackware box man free says that The shared memory column should be ignored; it is obsolete. – Arkadiusz Drabczyk Apr 19 '15 at 18:36

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