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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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up vote 8 down vote accepted

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

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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This is a bit old, but I'm finding that I can scroll top just fine in version 3.3.9 (Default on Ubuntu 14.04)

If you hold the down arrow, it'll look like you aren't scrolling, but just keep holding. For each repetition, I believe there is a marker that is moving down, row by row (not visible) and when it hits the bottom the window scrolls down.

Also the PageUp and PageDown keys work a bit faster.

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