how to use top

Jose Luis Alarcon Sanchez jlalarcon at
Tue Nov 11 21:24:21 UTC 2008

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 23:34:57 +0000 (UTC)
Thufir <hawat.thufir at> 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

Hi Thufir.

RTFM. I mean:

$ man top



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