Strange top(1) output

Dominic Marks dom at
Thu May 12 06:18:18 PDT 2005

On Thursday 12 May 2005 14:13, Tuomo Latto wrote:
> Dominic Marks wrote:
> >>This includes at least the following changes (some not visible):
> >>
> >>  + The entire header line is limited to the window width too.
> >>  + The USERNAME column is hard-limited to 8 characters.
> ...
> > I suppose it could be argued that using usernames of that format is a
> > poor choice on my part, and if that is the consensus of opinion then I'll
> > have to look at fixing my own setup. I use long format usernames because
> > it do not wish to have to remember that rm5, rmoore (many other possible
> > ways) is a particular person.
> finger?

True, that would work, but it does increase the amount of time needed to get a 
proper idea of the current state of the system significantly, which is the 
purpose of top (to me).

> > If this behaviour could be turned on and off, I'd be very happy.
> How about making it a command line parameter? The field size, I mean.

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