Terminal Command- Top, Can Someone Explain

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rmbrown09, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    So this is the top list for me right now. I can assume things like run and sleep and what they mean... but what about those other numbers> are they ever something that could be useful?

    Thanks

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  2. lewis82 macrumors 68000

    lewis82

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    If you don't know what they mean (like me xD) it won't be useful.

    Just use the activity monitor, it presents you a diluted version of the "top" command.
     
  3. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

    TheIguana

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    In the terminal type "man top" and press return. Use the arrow keys to scroll down and there is your description of everything. When you want to leave man press the "q" key.
     

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