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Old 05-22-2003
How Can I Have Top Display The Top 20 Processes??

how can i do that in a script withough havin the script halt at the section where the top command is located. am writign a script that will send me the out put of unx commands if the load average of a machine goes beyond the recommended number.

top -n 20

i want to save this output to a file and continue with the script
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Old 05-23-2003
From the top man page:

Quote:
b Batch mode. Useful for sending output from top to other programs or to a
file. In this mode, top will not accept command line input. It runs until it
produces the number of iterations requested with the n option or until
killed. Output is plain text suitable for display on a dumb terminal.
 
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