Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Linux / Unix Command: top


top - display top CPU processes


top [-] [d delay] [p pid] [q] [c] [C] [S] [s] [i] [n iter] [b]


top provides an ongoing look at processor activity in real time. It displays a listing of the most CPU-intensive tasks on the system, and can provide an interactive interface for manipulating processes. It can sort the tasks by CPU usage, memory usage and runtime. can be better configured than the standard top from the procps suite. Most features can either be selected by an interactive command or by specifying the feature in the personal or system-wide configuration file. See below for more information.



Specifies the delay between screen updates. You can change this with the sinteractive command.


Monitor only processes with given process id. This flag can be given up to twenty times. This option is neither available interactively nor can it be put into the configuration file.

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