MEM displays the amount of installed and free memory in your system.
MEM [options] [/?]
/ALL Show all details of high memory area (HMA)
/C Classify modules using memory below 1 MB
/D Same as /DEBUG by default, same as /DEVICE if /OLD used
/DEBUG Show programs and devices in conventional and upper memory
/DEVICE List of device drivers currently in memory
/E Reports all information about Expanded Memory
/F Same as /FREE by default, same as /FULL if /OLD used
/FREE Show free conventional and upper memory blocks
/FULL Full list of memory blocks
/M (name) | /MODULE (name)
Show memory used by the given program or driver
/NOSUMMARY Do not show the summary normally displayed when no other
options are specified
/OLD Compatability with FreeDOS MEM 1.7 beta
/P Pauses after each screenful of information
/SUMMARY Negates the /NOSUMMARY option
/U List of programs in conventional and upper memory
/X Reports all information about Extended Memory
/? Shows the help
This command is interesting if you have problems with crashing programs.
With the command you can see if there is enough memory to execute the
program. If the lower memory is too small it may help to load the
program into high memory with the LH / LOADHIGH command.
MEM supports NLS (national language support).
mem /DEVICE /C /P
Please read this command's lsm file also.
You will find the updated version (internet) here and
the version described in this manual page here.
The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
the download site, and some other command related information.
Copyright © 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.