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Is there a way you can find the percentage of CPU time used by a process on the command line?

Also I want to find out what the cpu time is by a certain process as well as the percentage of memory that that process is using by using the command line.

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    have you tried the command top? Nov 7 '14 at 16:53
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If you know the process ID (pid), then you can run:

top -p <pid1>,<pid2>...

And to get the list of process IDs for a given process name you can use:

pgrep <process-name>

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