Linux top command

If you wish to monitor the performance of your VPS or Dedicated server and track processes, RAM and CPU usage you can use the top command. In this article, we’ll show the most used Linux top variations that can help you monitor and manage your Linux machine with just a few mouse clicks.

Linux Top Command


A sample output would provide information about the RAM, CPU and Processes that are started

SSH Linux top command

Viewing Specific User’s Processes

top -u root

Linux SSH top command for root

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Displaying Commands’ Full Path

You can press the “c” button on your keyboard to view the full process name

Full Path of Linux top command

Changing Refresh Delay

You can press “d” to change the delay of which the monitor’s information is refreshed

Linux top command, changing delay

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