The username column in the output of
top command shows a
+ for the names that are longer than the column width. How can I increase that?
I don’t see any option for that.
Interesting; there is a way to do it. While running top, use the Shift+X interactive command to widen various fixed-width columns. Giving a parameter of 5 will, for instance, add 5 characters to the USER field, for a total of 13 characters. This ought to display the entire username for most users.
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 8736 nm-open+ 20 0 74744 7872 6868 S 0.3 0.0 1:28.93 openvpn
Press Shift+X and enter
width incr is 0, change to (0 default, -1 auto) 5
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ 8736 nm-openvpn 20 0 74744 7872 6868 S 0.4 0.0 1:29.04
You should resize your terminal to be wider than 80 characters before doing this, or you’ll lose information.
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