Strange top(1) output

Matthias Buelow mkb at
Thu May 12 15:44:52 PDT 2005

Kevin Oberman wrote:

> top(1) could check the width of the display and tailor the display to
> that width. May screen based tools already do this and it provides a lot
> of flexibility. It's best to check the width for width on every update
> so that the screen (if its a soft terminal) may be increased and the
> display re-written to take advantage of that, on the fly.

Errm.. it is doing that already, doesn't it?

I can definitely resize the xterm and it adjusts itself to the new
width, only the command name is clipped after a certain length (so
there's a maximum length it would display).


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