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This version is precise and requires one second to collect statistics. Check sample output for a more generic version and also a remote computer invocation variant. It doesn't work with the busybox version of the 'top' command but can be adjusted
sort is way slow by default. This tells sort to use a buffer equal to half of the available free memory. It also will use multiple process for the sort equal to the number of cpus on your machine (if greater than 1). For me, it is magnitudes faster.
If you put this in your bash_profile or startup file, it will be set correctly when bash is started.
sort -S1 --parallel=2 <(echo) &>/dev/null && alias sortfast='sort -S$(($(sed '\''/MemF/!d;s/[^0-9]*//g'\'' /proc/meminfo)/2048)) $([ `nproc` -gt 1 ]&&echo -n --parallel=`nproc`)'
echo|sort -S10M --parallel=2 &>/dev/null && alias sortfast="command sort -S$(($(sed '/MemT/!d;s/[^0-9]*//g' /proc/meminfo)/1024-200)) --parallel=$(($(command grep -c ^proc /proc/cpuinfo)*2))"
No need for a colon, and one less semicolon too. Also untested.
There is no need for variables. I also added sleep to reduce cpu usage, however I didn't test it.
Information for only one core.
It works in every linux box
This command list all CPU technical infos.
Check if you have 64bit by looking for "lm" in cpuinfo. lm stands for "long mem". This can also be used without being root.
Alternative command to retrieve the CPU model name and strip off the "model name : " labels.
Extracts the model name of the CPU and displays it on screen.