Linux Top Command Usage with Examples

Posted at January 5, 2017 at 4:52 pm by Jithin

One of the most basic command to monitor processes on Linux is the top command. It can display system summary information as well as a list of tasks currently being managed by the Linux kernel. The processes are listed out in a list with multiple columns for details like process name, pid, user, cpu usage, memory usage. Apart from the list of processes, the top command also shows brief stats about average system load, cpu usage, and ram usage on the top. Top is one of the important tool for moni   [...]

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Processes in Linux – An Overview

Posted at November 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm by Jithin

Everybody that has experience with computers will be familiar with the term 'process'. What is a process? In this tutorial, we are going to see about the processes in detail. Let's start with the definition of process. Please keep in mind that, we are talking about processes in Linux, throughout this article.   Definition: Process A process is the program running. It will be more clear if we do say a process is an instance of the program, which is in the memory or currently running   [...]

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Linux Kill Command

Posted at October 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm by Jithin

The kill command is an excellent command to terminate a process directly without having to reboot or logging out the computer. Before killing a process, it would be wise to know what is process. Process is known as a running instance of a program, which can also be called as task executing or running. These running instance so called process are assigned by a unique process identification number called (PID). The assigning of the process identification number (PID) is automatically created by th   [...]

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