Q&A > programs and processes > Determining memory usage of a process... contributed by Zaxo
On Linux (since h option differs from BSD),
Other ps stats can be gotten similarly. It uses the rich ps system call for process stats, see 'man ps'. Perl's $$ variable is the current pid.my $sz = `ps h -o sz $$`;
Another approach is to root around in the "/proc/$$/" or '/proc/self/' directory.