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Old 01-06-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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top-execute and exit


Is there a way to execute top command once and exit...i.e. stop refreshing window and continue console without pressing 'q' or 'ctrl+c'...
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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Hi,

Have a look at the man page of top:
Code:
man top
There is an option -n to state number of iterations. So if you type:
Code:
top -n 1
it will run once and exit.

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Eric
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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In addition you may consider the -b (batch) option in conjunction with -n. This will produce an output formatted for interacting with other programs and will give the complete list of processes (not only those ones you can see in the limited amount of rows in the current terminal):
Code:
top -b -n 1
Cheers!


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In addition you may consider the -b (batch) option in conjunction with -n. This will produce an output formatted for interacting with other programs and will give the complete list of processes (not only those ones you can see in the limited amount of rows in the current terminal):
Code:
top -b -n 1
Cheers!


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Hi colucix,

What's up? How are you? And most important: Happy New Year!

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