Find configured max heap space size on Linux system

java heap space teaser

A quick way to find the currently configured heap space on your Linux machine is the following command:

It will output everything in byte. Here is how it looks in real life with around 8GB of heap space


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20 years of coding and working as software engineer but I am still eager to learn more. I am very passionate when it comes to open source, Linux and Java. But I made my peace with Windows long ago to fully enjoy my PC gaming hobby. I have a soft spot for 90s electronic music and Babylon 5. In the evenings you will find me roaming the endless space in Warframe (IGN k05h).