How can I find out how busy a Unix computer is?

While logged into a particular Unix system, to find out the system load and number of people logged in, enter:


To see a continuously updated list of the most time-consuming jobs running on a Unix system, enter:


When you have finished checking the list, to quit the display, press q.

At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see Get help for Linux or Unix at IU.

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Last modified on 2017-05-16 11:50:45.

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