top in Rawhide

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Tue Oct 21 13:46:36 UTC 2014

On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 09:42:30AM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 02:33:39PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Anyone worked out how to get top to give a normal (ie. old) display in
> > Rawhide?
> > The default consumes huge amounts of whitespace with a useless display
> > of per-CPU stats, and [not shown] is completely static until you press 'P'.
> It doesn't seem to be static for me. (Consider using -d1 or -d0.5 if
> you like it to update more frequently.)
> In any case, you can get the old display back by pressing 't' several
> times to cycle through the options for cpu stats (mnemonic: "task", I
> guess) and the same with 'm' for memory info, and then W (for write) to
> save the config when you like it.

That works, thanks.

> You an also edit the ~/.toprc manually, but... it's a horrible format
> not meant to be consumed by humans.

I see what you mean.  Not even in ASCII by the looks of it?!


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