Originally Posted by syg00
In which case you might enjoy htop more.
I agree with syg00. Have a look at htop. For example:
-in 'htop' you can scroll the list vertically and horizontally to see all processes and complete command lines.
-in 'top' you are subject to a delay for each unassigned key you press (especially annoying when multi-key escape sequences are triggered by accident).
-'htop' starts faster ('top' seems to collect data for a while before displaying anything).
-in 'htop' you don't need to type the process number to kill a process, in 'top' you do.
-in 'htop' you don't need to type the process number or the priority value to renice a process, in 'top' you do.
-'htop' supports mouse operation, 'top' doesn't
-'top' is older, hence, more used and tested.
for more informations see http://htop.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=main