libprocps8 and missing free, prockill, pkill, pgrep, pmap, procps, tload, top, uptime, vmstat, w, and watch

Csaba Raduly
Tue Dec 21 07:54:57 GMT 2021

Hi Ken,

On Mon, 20 Dec 2021 at 18:02, Ken Lobb  wrote:
> I'm probably missing something that needs to be configured, but I'm trying
> to utilize uptime & vmstat and other performance/load utilities in Cygwin.
> I installed the libprocps8 package, but none of these utilities can be
> found.

libprocps8 (
contains only a DLL (as its name suggests).

As Ken Brown wrote, you need

You can get very substantial performance improvements
by not doing the right thing. - Scott Meyers, An Effective C++11/14 Sampler
So if you're looking for a completely portable, 100% standards-conformant way
to get the wrong information: this is what you want. - Scott Meyers (C++TDaWYK)

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