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10.6: See more process info in top UNIX
Snow Leopard only hintI am an old timer and use top (instead of Activity Monitor) to keep an eye on my system.

I just notice that in Snow Leopard when you horizontally resize the Terminal (or xterm) window, top displays more information about the running processes -- new columns are added as the window grows wider. Use man top to get an explanation of what those extra columns display.

Another nice change is that the Process ID (PID) is now suffixed with - to indicate a 32-bit process, and a * to indicate a PowerPC process.
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10.6: See more process info in top
Authored by: infodriveway on Oct 21, '09 09:48:48AM

I was curious what the “-” was next to the PID. Not curious enough to Google for it… Thank you for this information!

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10.6: See more process info in top
Authored by: phunkjay on Oct 22, '09 02:59:27AM

When i run TOP i sometimes have more processes than fit into the window (even if i resize)

Anyone know how i can see all TOP processes ? (scroll, next page etc ?)

Thanks !



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logging option
Authored by: clh on Oct 22, '09 06:35:29AM

Run 'man top' and check out the -l (as in 'logging') option.

'top -l 0' may do what you want.



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logging option
Authored by: phunkjay on Oct 22, '09 07:42:56AM

Thanks ! " top -l 0 " Does the trick. Now i can see all processes.



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10.6: See more process info in top
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 22, '09 12:42:39PM

Also you can use '<' and '>' to change the focus of which column is sorted. It starts out with %CPU. Hitting '>' once takes the focus right, so the output is sorted on %MEM usage. It can be useful to sort by command name too, so I hope this helps.



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10.6: See more process info in top
Authored by: felix-fi on Oct 23, '09 10:57:47PM

I wanted to try your <> tip... but cannot get it to work. I need to use type o, and then type the name of the field. Am I missing something?



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