Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234
top does not work in emacs
Last modified: 2011-03-29 02:04:23 EDT
Linux top, unlike the standard top from NWU, does not work
in an emacs shell buffer. It actually wants a
cursor-addressable screen, as far as I can tell anyway. I
often wish to just check quickly what the top processes are,
once, with no refresh, while in Emacs.
The displaying of top will not work correctly within Emacs. You will
need to use ps or other alternative.