I have used
top to see the memory usage at the moment. But I would like to monitor the memory usage over a period of time. E.g start monitoring and then execute a few commands, and final stop the monitoring and see how much memory that have been used during the period.
How can I do this on Ubuntu Server?
I guess I could start a cronjob every 5th second or so, and invoke a command that log the current memory usage in a textfile. But what command should I use to get the current memory usage in a format that is easy to log to a text file?