how to use top

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Mon Nov 10 23:54:51 UTC 2008

On Tue, 11. November 2008 00:34:57 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?

Have a look on htop.
htop is a bit easier to use than top.
It's a bit like vim compared with nano, nano shows a menu which vim doesn't, 
so does htop. It comes along with a nice menu.


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