Linux TOP command explained

Dear all,

Following article is basic and It is very Important to Understand for the people who working on Linux.

I have gone through the Article and Found it very useful and very informative, So posting here with Original link Mentioned below.

You can check the Video at the End.

Thanks to the Original author for writing so Beautifully.

Top Command

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Top command options:

Line1: Gives System present time, up time of the machine, number of users logged in, Load average on system at 1, 5, 15 min interval. Please ignore the values which I mention in the video, which mention load average as 5,10 and 15mins.

Line2: Gives total number of process on the machine, number of running process, number of sleeping process, number of stopped process, number of Zombie process.

Line3: Gives you CPU details

Line4 &  5: Gives RAM and SWAP details.

Line6: To execute top command shortcuts(See below for the list of top command shortcuts ).

From Line7: dynamically displayed top process results.

 top commands shortcuts:

Note: Press below shortcuts at the time of running top command.

l –To display or to hide load average line
t –To display or to hide task/cpu line
1 –To display or hide all other CPU’s
m –to display or to hide RAM and SWAP details
s –To change the time interval for updating top results(value is in sec’s)
R –To sort by PID number
u — Press u then username to get only that user process details
P –To sort by CPU utilization
M –To sort by RAM utilization
c –To display or hide command full path
r –To renice a process, press r then the PID no then the renice value to renice a process.
k –To kill a process, press k then PID number then enter to kill a process
w –To save the modified configuration permanently.
q –To quit the top command.
h –for getting help on top command

Watch the Video :-

Original Link :- http://www.linuxnix.com/2011/08/linux-top-command-explained-2.html

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1 Comment »

 
  • Tammi E. Stuart says:

    NetHogs is an open source nice small program (similar to Linux top command) that keeps a tab on each process network activity on your system. It also keeps a track of real time network traffic bandwidth used by each program or application.

 

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