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Display dynamic real-time information about running processes. More information:

  • Start top:


  • Do not show any idle or zombie processes:

top -i

  • Show only processes owned by given user:

top -u {{username}}

  • Sort processes by a field:

top -o {{field_name}}

  • Show the individual threads of a given process:

top -Hp {{process_id}}

  • Show only the processes with the given PID(s), passed as a comma-separated list. (Normally you wouldn't know PIDs off hand. This example picks the PIDs from the process name):

top -p $(pgrep -d ',' {{process_name}})

  • Display help about interactive commands: