Top Running process i Linux

Top running process in Linux by CPU and RAM , you are around Linux System Administration or even casually using it and want to know whats taking up most of your system resources, below is the command.

root@ETHICALHACKX:~# ps -eo pid,ppid,cmd,%mem,%cpu --sort=-%mem | head
  PID  PPID CMD                         %MEM %CPU
 1248  1168 /usr/bin/gnome-shell         6.3  2.7
 3405     1 /opt/google/chrome/chrome -  5.7  1.3
19888  3415 /opt/google/chrome/chrome -  4.2 11.1
 3435  3405 /opt/google/chrome/chrome -  3.3  3.6
19702  3415 /opt/google/chrome/chrome -  3.2  5.5
 4055     1 telegram-desktop -- tg://jo  3.2  1.4
19865  3415 /opt/google/chrome/chrome -  2.8  1.5
20045  3415 /opt/google/chrome/chrome -  2.3  1.3
20178  3415 /opt/google/chrome/chrome -  2.2  1.3
root@ETHICALHACKX:~# 

Why we are discussing this is because covering the very usual things for Linux for hackers ends with not much of knowledge. We thought better equip with real-life usage which will take us closer to understanding Linux.

We will take a bit more to understand the above command.

-o argument lets you decide the output of ps command
pid, ppid are for process id and name associated with cmd
%cpu , %mem for CPU and RAM utilisation
--sort to sort by CPU or RAM usage and -%mem for descending order of memory usage

We will discuss more on Linux in further post to make your terminal life easier.

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