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  • How to dump top Command Output to a File?

     The top is one of the most frequently used command by system administrative. It provides a dynamic real-time display of all running tasks. It display full system summary with a list of processes and threads which are controled by the Linux kernel.

     
    You can save real time viewing of the running system by using '-n' and '-b' option.
     
    Where;
    '-n' - option specifies the maximim number of iteration i.e. if you want to save the output one time then type '1' as shown in the command.
    'b' - option is used when you wnat to save the 'top' output to other program or file.
     
    and to see the saved output from the file use cat command. As shown below:
     
    1. To save 'top' output with single iteration
     
    Below command will save the top command output with '1' iteration i.e. output will be save one time.

    <p>&nbsp;# top -n 1 -b &gt; output.txt</p>
    <div># cat top.txt</div>

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