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LPIC-1 Exam 101

Using top to monitor resource usage




For objective 103.6 of the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 101 exam you will be expected to know a little about monitoring resources with the command /usr/bin/top. We can run it just as and view the information at hand with the processes using the most CPU listed highest.

We can toggle the load information with l

Tasks with t

and memory with m

To choose another field other the CPU to sort on use f and select the field with s.