Re: A "top" question
On Saturday 22 January 2005 09:07, Michael Marsh wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 17:51:55 +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I want to use top to see processes, but I cannot figure out how to
> > browse all the processes, those that don't fit on the screen. I set the
> > number of processes displayed with the n command hoping that then I can
> > somehow walk through the processes but I didn't find out how. Can
> > someone advise me?
> What, specifically, are you trying to do? top is designed to let you
> see what's using the most CPU time. You can tell it to monitor only
> certain processes or processes belonging to a particular user. If
> you're looking to do something else, top won't be the right program.
> For example, I use
> $ /bin/ps -ea -o pmem,user,pid,comm | /usr/bin/sort -n | /usr/bin/tail
> when I want to see what's using the most memory.
top can sort by memory usage, too. Just hit "M". "h" will give you a help
screen. "P" will get you back to sorting by CPU usage.