Running top on system console without being logged on

Reko Turja reko.turja at
Wed Jan 5 14:01:16 PST 2005

> I'd like to run top on the system console to keep an eye on the 
> system,
> but I'd prefer not to have the console logged on to do so.  Is there 
> an
> elegant way to do this?

How about creating a user like this with vipw:
topper::userno:groupno::0:0:Topper Harley:/nonexistent:/usr/bin/top
and then just logging in on spare console screen as topper?

I'm not sure if there are security implications though, even if the user 
is not member of the wheel group etc.


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