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Use top to monitor only all processes with the same name fragment 'foo'

Terminal - Use top to monitor only all processes with the same name fragment 'foo'
top '-p' $(pgrep -d ' -p ' foo)
2012-06-27 18:32:03
User: __
Functions: top
Use top to monitor only all processes with the same name fragment 'foo'

Like command 10870, but no need for sed


There are 5 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
top -p $(pgrep -d , foo)
2012-06-27 20:59:09
User: michelsberg
Functions: top

top accecpts a comma separated list of PIDs.

top $(pgrep foo | sed 's|^|-p |g')
2012-06-14 15:13:00
User: michelsberg
Functions: sed top
pgrep foo

may return several pids for process foobar footy01 etc. like this:




sed puts "-p " in front and we pass a list to top:

top -p 11427 -p 12576 -p 12577

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What others think

Very cute :-)

Comment by flatcap 178 weeks and 1 day ago


Just read top's manpage again. top -p PID1,PID2,PID3 is possible, too:

top -p $(pgrep -d , foo)
Comment by michelsberg 178 weeks and 1 day ago

I like it, @michelsberg ...now we just need a version that will find new instances of "foo" as they start in the background...

Comment by __ 178 weeks and 1 day ago

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