Find Top 15 Processes by Memory Usage with ‘top’ in Batch Mode

If You Appreciate What We Do Here On TecMint, You Should Consider:

  1. Stay Connected to: Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus
  2. Subscribe to our email updates: Sign Up Now
  3. Use our Linode referral link if you plan to buy VPS (it starts at only $10/month).
  4. Support us via PayPal donate - Make a Donation
  5. Support us by purchasing our premium books in PDF format.
  6. Support us by taking our online Linux courses

We are thankful for your never ending support.

Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

Your name can also be listed here. Got a tip? Submit it here to become an TecMint author.

RedHat RHCE and RHCSA Certification Book
Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide

You may also like...

6 Responses

  1. andrej says:

    top v3.3.10 works fine.
    btw: chrome, xorg, chrome, chrome, meld, chrome, chrome, chrome, java, chrome, chrome, chrome, chrome, chrome, chrome
    it seems I have too much chrome tabs (74 btw)

  2. Mohammad says:

    hi, thank you for your good post. when i run bellow command

    # "top -b -o +%MEM | head -n 22" 
    

    I get bellow error :

    [root@mohammad~]# top -b -o +%MEM | head -n 22
    top: unknown argument 'o'
    usage:  top -hv | -abcHimMsS -d delay -n iterations [-u user | -U user] -p pid [,pid ...]
    
    • Gabriel A. Cánepa says:

      @Mohammad,
      1) What distribution and version are you using?
      2) What does top -v return?

      • Mohammad says:

        i have centos 6.7 final.
        top version is 3.2.8

      • Leonardo P says:

        I have the exact same problem, My distro is Centos 5.8

        • Ravi Saive says:

          @Leonardo,

          I run the same command on my Centos 6.3 and it worked perfectly, here are the result of command.

          top - 10:31:45 up  7:41,  6 users,  load average: 0.03, 0.11, 0.37
          Tasks: 242 total,   4 running, 238 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
          %Cpu(s):  2.1 us,  0.7 sy,  0.0 ni, 93.5 id,  3.3 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.3 si,  0.0 st
          KiB Mem :  2400608 total,    76864 free,  1887976 used,   435768 buff/cache
          KiB Swap:  2097148 total,  1631500 free,   465648 used.   305364 avail Mem 
          PID USER      PR  NI    VIRT    RES    SHR S %CPU %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND
          2600 root      20   0 4426780 753484   4872 S  0.0 31.4  10:56.10 java
          30694 tecmint   20   0 1556112 290780  17792 S  0.0 12.1   1:04.00 gnome-shell
          9435 tecmint   20   0  915932  96032  53688 R  0.0  4.0   0:09.01 chrome
          891 gdm       20   0 1392976  81972   9016 S  6.2  3.4   6:49.64 gnome-shell
          9680 tecmint   20   0  846812  45624  24120 S  0.0  1.9   0:00.26 chrome
          27554 apache    20   0  598760  41080    720 S  0.0  1.7   0:01.49 httpd
          14467 apache    20   0  684580  39840    860 S  0.0  1.7   0:02.38 httpd
          30958 tecmint   20   0 1101144  38096   1000 S  0.0  1.6   0:00.36 evolution-calen
          2267 mysql     20   0 1038432  37196    288 S  0.0  1.5   0:15.07 mysqld
          14468 apache    20   0  681692  36264    796 S  0.0  1.5   0:01.03 httpd
          27468 apache    20   0  685060  34836    508 S  0.0  1.5   0:02.60 httpd
          27498 apache    20   0  594544  34584    548 S  0.0  1.4   0:00.60 httpd
          27494 apache    20   0  667764  34488    540 S  0.0  1.4   0:00.57 httpd
          9446 tecmint   20   0  486468  30632  21588 S  0.0  1.3   0:00.18 chrome
          27493 apache    20   0  590188  29604    748 S  0.0  1.2   0:00.46 httpd
          

Got something to say? Join the discussion.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Over 300K+ Linux Users
  1. 177,942
  2. 8,310
  3. 37,548

Are you subscribed?