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 Q1. What are fields that gets displayed when you execute "Top" command and briefly explain each field ?Unix
Ans. PID - process identification number is an identification number that is automatically assigned to each process when it is created

USER - User Name

PR - PR is the process actual priority

NI is the nice value, which is a user-space concept.

VIRT -Virtual Image (kb). The total amount of virtual memory used by the task.

RES - Resident size (kb). The non-swapped physical memory a task has used.

SHR - Shared Mem size (kb). The amount of shared memory used by a task.

S - Process Status. The status of the task which can be one of:

D = uninterruptible sleep
R = running
S = sleeping
T = traced or stopped
Z = zombie

%CPU - % CPU usage

%MEM - % MEM Usage

TIME - Total CPU time the task has used since it started.

COMMAND - Command which was used to execute the process

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