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I've read the info page, but I can't find any way to scroll the list in top.

Maybe there is no way to scroll?... but there must, at least, be some way to filter the list, and I can't find that either.

How do I display line-entries which are off the page?

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I have only one suggestion: use htop Install htop instead.

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Maybe it's called top for that very reason.. it may be by design that it only shows the top entries... (just guessing, but if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck ;) ... It is very cabable at sorting by columns and add/remove collumns via a single key –  Peter.O Oct 31 '10 at 3:39
    
There are some filters possible in top BTW, like filtering on user, process ID, &c., but htop has so many more possibilities, plus a UI that's easy to change from inside the program... –  JanC Oct 31 '10 at 3:54
    
It's great... I'm a htop convert :) –  Peter.O Oct 31 '10 at 9:30
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The point of the "TOP" program is to tell you which processes are using the most resources or are at the TOP of the list.

For a full process list use "ps":

ps aux

You can filter it with "grep":

ps aux | grep firefox
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