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I have a box running SLES but I can't run TOP, apparently it's not installed on the box, is there a way for me to find a resource intensive process that's slowing the box down?

Any help will be much appreiciated.


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I would use something like

ps -eo pcpu,pid | sort

But may be you just can't locate top? Did you try /usr/bin/top?

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You probably mean sort -r –  Lev Levitsky May 22 '12 at 9:25
No, I'd like to see the most cpu-intensive process at the end of the output. –  Alexander Bakulin May 22 '12 at 9:25
@AlexanderBakulin Thanks, that did solve the problem :-) –  MaYaN May 22 '12 at 9:35
@MaYaN: Glad to hear it! –  Alexander Bakulin May 22 '12 at 9:41

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