wmforkplop(1) Monitors forking activity and displays top CPU consuming processes.


wmforkplop [options]


wmforkplop is a program that monitors the forking activity of the kernel and displays a list of the most CPU-consuming processes. Although primarily aimed at Windowmaker, it will run on any window manager, either as a dockapp or as a standard X11 application.

Option list:

-h, --help
print this.
-v, --verbose
increase verbosity
-V, --version
print version
--fontpath path add a new directory to the font search directory list
default: --fontpath=/usr/share/fonts/truetype (and subdirectories)
(and subdirectories)
(and subdirectories)
fontname/size Set the 'small font' name/size in pixel (default: --smallfont=Vera/6 The font name are case-sensitive, and must correspound to the name of a .ttf file which can be found in one of the fontpaths By default, wmforkplop tries to load the following fonts:
* Vera/6, DejaVuSansMono/6, Andale_Mono/6, Verdana/6, Trebuchet_MS/7
-c n, --colormap=n
select colormap number n (0 <= n <= 5)
-g[=WxH+x+y], --geometry[=WxH+x+y]
start in window (i.e. undocked) mode with specified geometry (i.e -g 96x32 or -g 64x64+0+0)
--32, --48, --56
start in a reduced dockapp, for people whose dock is too small too contain 64x64 dockapps
disable the wmtop feature, you will only see the fork animation.
disable the fork animation, you will only see the list of top processes.
minimum CPU consumption (%) of a process listed in the top-list (default 3%)
-u n, --proc-update-delay=n
set the delay between two reads of /proc, the default is 150 (milliseconds). Setting a small value gives accurate results, but consumes more CPU as reading /proc is quite expensive.

See /usr/share/doc/wmforkplop/README.gz for more details.


This manual page was generated using help2man and edited by Varun Hiremath <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).