there are 2 standard unix commands i know of, 1 is uptime and the other is w. uptime displays the
same info that's on the top line of w.
hope this helps.
> > I want to determine the system load of my Linux
> > box. Is there a system function that provides
> > this information? What is the name of this
> > function? Is this function a POSIX standard so
> > that I can use it on Solaris or HPUX as well?
> > Many thanks in advance
> > Andre
> I think you need 'uptime' program - it indicates 'load average', seems
> you need that. Or you can simply 'cat /proc/loadavg' it really