binary called "top" not have realtime filter/search? [#SHAZBOTAA7235423352662A]

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Fri Jan 12 22:17:02 UTC 2007

In the last episode (Jan 12), Peter aka SweetPete said:
> I've red the manpage for "top" (from heh heh "top" to bottom...), and
> I am amazed that there is not a feature to hit '/' or '?' in order to
> search and display only processes which match a certain keyword/search
> term.  For example, a user running top could hit '/' and enter "fire",
> which would display processes related to "firefox."
> What is the best way to get (such) a feature added to "top?!"  I know
> I know, I'm always causing mayhem.  *grin*

Submit a patch :)  It's a useful idea, though.

Usually filtering on username ("u" "myuser"), or sorting by size ("o"
"size") works for me.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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