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hpr1052 :: LiTS 013: Top of Top

Part 1 of the top command

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Hosted by Dann on 2012-08-14 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Linux in the Shell

Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
The website is http://www.linuxintheshell.com/

The top command is a very complex and feature-full application. When executed from the command line the top command displays two sections of information: Summary information (contained in the yellow box in the screen-shot below) and running application field information (contained in the red box):

Top running in Arch Linux

The focus of this entry will be on the Summary window of top:

summary window of the top command

The screen shot above shows the summary section. The first line contains the following information in this order by default:

  • The current time
  • up time
  • how many users are logged in
  • load average

For the rest of the show notes and the video please go to http://www.linuxintheshell.com/2012/08/14/episode-013-top-of-top/


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