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

Philip Hallstrom freebsd at
Sat Jan 13 01:45:10 UTC 2007

> On 2007-01-12 14:02, Peter aka SweetPete <swtpete at> wrote:
>> 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."
> That's an excellent idea :)
> Should we also allow for limiting by other stuff too, i.e. like the
> 'l' command in the mail/mutt mailer accepts a 'limit pattern' with a
> syntax like:
> Limiting by username or user ID
>    ~u username		only show processes of user `username'
>    ~U uid		only show processes of user uid
>    ~U uidmin-uidmax	only show processes of users minuid-maxuid

username is already there...

u      Display only processes owned by a specific username (prompt  for
username).   If  the username specified is simply "+", then processes
belonging to all users will be displayed.


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