Guidance on writing a top-like console

Tim Chase python.list at
Fri Feb 27 23:35:14 CET 2009

> I am interested in writing an application that functions like a Unix
> or Linux top in the way it displays data.
> It should be command-line based but dynamically refreshing.

You might look at the sourcecode for "iotop"[1] which would make 
a good example (it's a "top"-like program written in Python, used 
for monitoring I/O transactions on a per-process basis)



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