The top program provides a dynamic, real-time view of the actual process activity on a server. By default, it displays the most CPU-intensive tasks running on the server and updates the list every five seconds.
Commonly Used Hot Keys
The top command provides several useful hot keys:
|c||Display full command-line arguments for each process. Useful for identifying specific phantoms and java processes.|
|m||Displays memory information off and on.|
|A||Sorts the display by top consumers of various system resources. Useful for quick identification of performance-hungry tasks on a system.|
|o||Enables you to interactively select the ordering within top.|
|k||Issues kill command.|