Find Top Running Processes by Highest Memory and CPU Usage in Linux

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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.

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8 Responses

  1. linda says:

    I am new for UNIX can you help me for this question please?

    The pointy-haired manager’s good friend in marketing called him and said the system is way to slow today. Mr. Pointy-hair wants you to send him a file ‘right now’ with the top ten CPU using processes.

    Work out a command structure that can be issued to find running processes, sort them by CPU utilization, and return only the top ten CPU utilizing processes to a file called, top_cpu_out.txt.

  2. Shndo says:

    Hi, great information. Thank you!

    How we can add total Time of each process to the list?

    Thank you!

  3. Prasad says:

    Really Cool

  4. Hugo says:

    Hello,
    do you know a similar command for centOS?

  5. Usman Nasir says:

    Was looking for something like this, really liked the -o flag though.

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