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    Default no "-M" option for "top" command in openSUSE?

    I'm trying top monitor the memory use. However, the memory unit in top is KiB which is totally unreadable. How can I make it display in MiB? Google tells me that top -M can be used in RHEL or ubuntu, why can't it work in opensuse 13.1?

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    Default Re: no "-M" option for "top" command in openSUSE?

    On Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:26:01 +0000, stecue wrote:

    > I'm trying top monitor the memory use. However, the memory unit in top
    > is KiB which is totally unreadable. How can I make it display in MiB?
    > Google tells me that top -M can be used in RHEL or ubuntu, why can't it
    > work in opensuse 13.1?


    The option doesn't seem to be in the build.

    You might look at htop - I find it to be a better tool for 'top'
    information.

    Jim



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    Default Re: no "-M" option for "top" command in openSUSE?

    Quote Originally Posted by stecue View Post
    Google tells me that top -M can be used in RHEL or ubuntu, why can't it work in opensuse 13.1?
    And of course the information belonging to the version of top on your system is to be found by doing
    Code:
    man top
    on that very system. Which is not nesseceraly the same as the ones you find on the Internet.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: no "-M" option for "top" command in openSUSE?

    OK, I switched to htop. Need sometime to get used to it but it seems much more powerful.

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