The top program provides a dynamic real-time view of a running system. It can display system summary information as well as a list of tasks currently being managed by the Linux kernel. The types of system summary information shown and the types, order and size of information displayed for tasks are all user configurable and that configuration can be made persistent across restarts.Read answer to: "Show All Running Processes in Linux"
Linux / UNIX Top command display system process and tasks
by nixCraft on March 9, 2010· last updated at March 9, 2010