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Mar 242008

List processes by memory usage


To list all of your current system's running processes, and sort by memory usage, try

# ps -e -o pcpu,cpu,nice,state,cputime,args --sort pcpu | sed '/^ 0.0 /d'

    0 [aio/0]
    0 [ata/0]
    0 [ata_aux]
    0 [cqueue]
    0 [events/0]
    0 [kacpi_notify]
    0 [kacpid]
    0 [kblockd/0]
    0 [khelper]
    0 [kintegrityd/0]
29528 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
29536 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
29860 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
30320 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start
32588 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start

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