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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
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Show the current load of the CPU as a percentage.
Read the load from /proc/loadavg and convert it using sed:
Strip everything after the first whitespace:
sed -e 's/ .*//'
Delete the decimal point:
sed -e 's/\.//'
Remove leading zeroes:
sed -e 's/^0*//'
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