“ipcs” command line tool with its examples

  • About ipcs : To provide information on ipc facilities
  • It comes from “util-linux-ng-2.17.2” package.
  • Path: /usr/bin/ipcs


1. To see the shared memory segment

$ ipcs -m

2. To see the message queue

$ ipcs -q

3. To see the semaphore arrays

$ ipcs -s

4. To see all

$ ipcs -a

5. To have the output format

$ ipcs
       -t     time
       -p     pid
       -c     creator
       -l     limits
       -u     summary 

Related Commands: ipcrm, ipcmk 

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