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Understanding the Top command on Linux

Aug 29, 2012, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by AlexioBash)

Knowing what is happening in real time on your systems is in my opinion the basis to use and optimize your OS. On ArchLinux or better on GNU/Linux in general the top command can help us, this is a very useful system monitor that is really easy to use, and that can also allows us to understand why our OS suffers and which process use most resources. The command to be run on the terminal is: $ top Let???s see now every single row of this output to explain all the information found within the screen.

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