top view different screens

RW rwmaillists at
Tue Jun 2 20:08:01 UTC 2009

On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 06:50:34 +0100
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> 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.

or you can do something like

top 999 |less  

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