how to use top

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Nov 10 23:53:33 UTC 2008

On 11/10/2008 03:34 PM, Thufir wrote:
> I read a bit about how to use ps to kill processes:
> but for "top" it just said to use "top", however, top will only show, 
> well, the top processes.  Can I sort the command column?  search the 
> command column?  I end up launching the System Monitor GUI and sorting by 
> process name to find what I want to kill.  Can I do that in top?  Or 
> somehow "scroll" top?
> Also, can I sort by process status from top?
> thanks,
> Thufir

Try htop instead.


Don't forget that there is a system monitor applet by default on your
system (gnome-system-monitor). Right click the panel & add System
Monitor. You can kill processes, etc via the gui.

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