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top is a CLI tool to show running processes.

GNU top Usage

  • Change the number of displayed processes with n
  • Display all CPUs with 1
  • Kill a process with k
  • Renice a process with r
  • Save current display as default in ~/.toprc with W
  • Show or hide idle processes with i
  • Sort output with O

BSD top Usage

Start top sorted by cpu

top -u

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