No really, this post is about
top. I’ve always fancied myself well versed in top; every once and a while I need a reminder. Here’s a pretty cool/well presented in-depth rundown on how powerful this utility really is for people in charge of inspecting system behavior.
Some more things to add:
Also to add something that is really useful I feel was left out that’s pretty important: “Shift + <", "Shift + >” will move the sort-by in the direction of the ‘arrows’. Oh, and ‘shift-w’ to ‘save’ these settings to .toprc :P.
‘x’ will toggle highlighting the column currently sorted by, coupled with the above, you can easily move through different consumptions.