Command-line application for monitoring running processes.

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How to run ''top'' command 1 time and exit?

Is there any switch to tell top command in order to one time scan the system and do not monitor it all time?
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In Consistent RAM reports

"System Monitor" tells me i am using 1.3GB of 2.9GB at 42.8% "atop" tells me i am have 174.8M Free "top" tells me i have 3072772 total, 2894424 used, 178348 free 3072772KB = 2.93042373657227GB ...
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What is wrong with the memory usage?

I can't figure out what is consuming my memory... Could anyone help me? user@desktop:~$ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 8176992 6186776 ...
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Why do top and lxtask show different degrees of memory usage?

Why does top show 730MB of RAM used, but the "Task Manager" shows 190MB? Some more information on my system: Lubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox Screenshots:
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procps-ng / top: return to procps?

On the more recent releases of Xubuntu (though possibly *buntu) I have been plagued by a muscle-memory problem. On procps v.3.2.8, and generally since I've been using Linux, I've used top in the ...
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Battery consume

i know this is a frequently asked question. After trying win 8.1 and latest opensuse i feel ubuntu 13.10 to consume much power. Lenovo B590 notebook with 1TB 5200rpm hdd, 8 gigs of ram, i5 2.5GHz ...
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iotop shows 99.8% IO load on “--render” and “--extension” and “dropbox \fataldb” processes

folks. System works more or less fine, but stucks from time to time. I've tried to detect using iotop it and it seems that disk io is the bottleneck. chrome and jbd2 keep writing to disk all the ...
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Why do sysstat and top seem to give completely different RAM statistics?

I'm using ubuntu to run a Minecraft server, and I've been having memory usage problems lately, so I set up sysstat to log usage data every 10 minutes. However, I've been noticing some major ...
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difference in top command and gnome-system-terminal applet [duplicate]

I am running xubuntu 12.04, and i find that TOP command reports 900MB RAM usage where as gnome-system-terminal applet graphically shows only 300MB RAM usage. Why the values are differently ...
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how to implement graphing top 5 cpu consumers like new relic in open source?

Does anyone know how to implement graphing top 5 cpu or memory consumers like new relic does in open source ? ...
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X Server command running in current processes

When I run top command on my Ubuntu machine, I get one of the lines as this: /usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch in the 'COMMAND' column. Can anyone explain ...
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View GPU processor activity in real time?

I wanted to know if there is such a terminal command or application that allows one to view the progress of the processes running on the GPU in real time. Basically, something like 'top' for the GPU. ...
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How to find out which python script is using resources?

Can someone tell me how to find out which python script is using lots of system resources? I can see with the 'top' command that a process called "python" is always near the top of the list. 2603 ...
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htop showing duplicate applications with very odd bizarre results upwards of 20,30,40 or more, see screen grab

I have attached screen shots of htop and it's bizarre results. Can anyone explain what is happening here? It shows this new copy.com app taking up like 500% of my memory if you count it up.
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What is hammering the CPU when top is not running?

On Kubuntu 12.10 I can see with the KDE System Monitor Plasmoid that the CPU usage is fluctuating between 60% - 90% on both cores. As soon as I open top it goes down to 3% - 10%. I thought that the ...
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What tool can I use to monitor a network of PCs?

I want my system to act as the central system for the rest of my network of 10 PCs. I also want to monitor what's going on, and monitor the activity of other systems. So how can I do this? What are ...
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Please help me speedup my Ubuntu 12

top - 08:28:09 up 12:59, 2 users, load average: 0.59, 0.47, 0.35 Tasks: 200 total, 1 running, 199 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 7.1%us, 2.7%sy, 0.0%ni, 88.1%id, 2.0%wa, 0.0%hi, ...
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Getting cpu usage realtime

When I execute following command to get cpu usage , I get nice + user cpu usage. top -b -n1 | grep "Cpu(s)" | awk '{print $2 + $4}' Output: 14.5 Here I am getting problem is that the output ...
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top source code compilation error

I have downloaded the top source code from the following location. http://sourceforge.net/projects/unixtop/?source=dlp After extracting the code, i run the following command: ./configure make cc ...
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top command not clear [closed]

I am using top command on my centos server. Mem: 8055100k total, 3832228k used, 4222872k free, 57968k buffers Swap: 8191992k total, 0k used, 8191992k free, 3574740k cached In case ...
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Why does 'top' say that there are two users when I have only created one?

And how do I find out what the other user name is? I tried cat /etc/passwd but this gives me a long list of stuff which is basically unintelligible to me.
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unity top menu keyboard shortcuts for desktop alone, no programs running: Unity 2D vs 3D

This is a problem with Unity 2D on 12.04. More advanced 3D has no such issue. Alt+F1 accesses the launcher menu, with arrow keys to navigate the list (side menu). Alt+F10 accesses the top bar in an ...
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command 'top' what do "3 users' mean?

I used the command 'top' to show running processes, and I noticed the first and second line look like this: top - 00:30:31 up 5:41, 3 users, load average: 0.14, 0.16, 0.27 top - 00:31:25 up ...
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What is “cached” in the top command?

When running top, I get: top - 09:10:52 up 18:37, 1 user, load average: 1.56, 1.33, 1.15 Tasks: 39 total, 1 running, 38 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 0.1%us, 0.6%sy, 1.0%ni, ...
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What's the complement of `top -u`?

The top -u mary command allows me to see all jobs running by user mary. What is the command to show the complement of that: all top processes except the jobs running by mary?
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How to hide a running process ?

Using Ubuntu 12.04. is there any way to hide a running process ? That process shouldn't' display in system monitor,top,htop . There is no problem to remember the process id (PID) so observation of ...
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Difference between the results of the top command and System-Monitor,Why?

Why is there a huge difference between the outputs' of top command and the system monitor when both programs were run at the same time. Please find attached is the screen shot showing the huge ...
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What does VIRT, RES and SHR means in the top command?

I was going through the top command. There are some terms on which I am confused and needs some clarification. Please find is the attached screen shot:- I need some info regarding the WA, HI, SI ...
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add apps to top panel in ubuntu 12.04

Is there any way to add any app I wish to the top panel in Ubuntu 12.04? e.g, I have dropbox, mail, wireless and sound icons there. I'd like to add for example terminal, google earth or any app there. ...
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Why does my application crash without updating the log file (used '> my.log')

I am running mCruiseOn Server, which is a java based server side application (sockets, multiple threads, memcached, mysql) on a Micro EC2. It has been crashing often. I suspect memory usage may have ...
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How to deinstall top panel or allow programs/windows to be ontop of that panel

As the title says. The problem is my screen size is 1080p, and i need a program to run in 1080p in window mode, but the top panel is forcing the programwindow out of the screen how to fix that. or ...
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Why don't the %MEM values in top add up to the total used memory?

I'm currently debugging performance issues with my VPS and for that I'm trying to understand which of the processes eat the most memory. Reading top, here's what I get: Mem: 366544k total, ...
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Why doesn't htop display the same processes as top?

I have a home server sometimes running at a high CPU usage rate of about 50 to 70 percents. In htop, my favorite process manager, I can sort the processes by CPU usage, but often there isn't any ...
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Grep for a word in a file and show below and above lines too? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to grep 2 or 3 lines, one containing the text I want, and the others just below it? Say I have a file. I want to find a particular word in that file and show the ...
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Why does 'top' say my machine is only 50% idle?

What's going on here? I'm running nothing on the system, iotop and iftop show the network and hard drive are both idle, and top (sorted by %CPU) shows nothing running. So why is the system only 50% ...
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How to detect a memory leak system wide? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to detect a memory leak? I'm using a Ubuntu Lucid box at work which just runs for ever (almost never shut it down). Since upgrading to Lucid I've noticed that after ...
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Is there a way to 'sleep' browser windows with tabs I'm not currently reading? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an equivalent of “stay” for Ubuntu? I typically have a lot of PDF's open while I'm computing. Many of them are "I'll read this later" rather than "I ...
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Add an Option to Global Menu in Ubuntu 11.10

Is there any way to add Logout option to Top Panel along with File Bookmarks View Go et al. ? clicking lefttop and then logout is quite a chore and i am lazy.
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Update rate of `top`

I've created the personal config file for top and I would like to change the update rate (the rate at which top updates data about the current processes). How do I do that?