top view different screens

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Tue Jun 2 19:11:36 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 02 June 2009 07:50:34 Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Momchil Ivanov wrote:
> > how can I view the second and third screens in top? Is it possible?
> Ah, now for that you'ld have to use middle(1) and bottom(1),  Unfortunately
> no one has written them yet...
> Seriously though: you can run top in an xterm and make the window as tall
> as you can bear, you can filter the top output by username, turn the
> display of idle processes on or off, sort the output order by any of the
> columns shown, or else you can forget top(1) entirely and use ps(1) to
> examine the whole process list.

I'd still appreciate the feature myself. sysutils/pftop has a pager, granted 
it's a bit more important there, but sometimes (especially on 80x25 consoles 
with your colo's airco breathing down your neck) it's convenient.

You can work around it, by dumping output to file and loading that in your 
favorite editor.

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