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While I'm not exactly familiar with how top formatting works, I can offer a few work-arounds. PS ps command is comes with procps package and is among standard utilities, that is readily available on your system. -aux switches will output processes for all users and programs on the system, while --sort %mem is used to sort output by % of memory used. In ...


Top displays the active processes, including the memory. System monitor is the user friendly (GUI) way to memory usage analysis, provided the applications are still open. Also, take a note that, once memory used in a session by a program, it may be still in a buffer until it's needed by another program. From the manual: free displays the total amount of ...

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