Task Manager alternative for Linux

Task Manager is extremely useful for Windows DBAs, however in the Linux world the use of GUIs may be few and far between.
To your rescue is the top command
Simply open a command/terminal prompt and run top
It may appear to be very basic, but the power is in the options available via simple key presses.
Pressing h on the keyboard will show the options available to you.
So if for example you pressed c you would now see the full command/path information:
To show CPU/Memory info simply press m
To change the refresh rate press d and enter a new refresh rate
If you need to kill a problem PID, you can use k
Try out the various available options to get a real insight into the Linux server activity and press q once finished to close it.

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