Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

To Change the Sort Order of the Display

By default, Process Manager lists the process entries in order of decreasing CPU usage. You can tell this because the column heading over the CPU usage column (CPU%) is depressed, while the other column headings are not.

  1. To select the column on which the list of process entries is to be sorted, click the relevant column heading or choose the column name from the View menu.

    Process Manager sorts the list of process entries and displays them in the new order. The default ordering for each column is indicated in the following table.

    Table 17-1 Default Display Order for Process Entries
     Selected Column Heading Method
     ID Sorts numerically by process ID in increasing order
     Name Sorts alphabetically by process name
     Owner Sorts alphabetically by owner name
     CPU% Sorts numerically by CPU usage in decreasing order
     RAM Sorts numerically by RAM usage in decreasing order
     Swap Sorts numerically by swap space usage in decreasing order
     Started Sorts chronologically by actual start time in decreasing order
     Parent Sorts numerically by process ID number of parent process in decreasing order
     Command Sorts by alphanumerically by full path name in decreasing order ( characters such as / have a lower sort value than letters)

  2. (Optional) To reverse the sort order for any one of these columns (for example, to sort by RAM usage in increasing order), click the depressed column heading button.

    The column heading area will turn black and sort the display in the reverse order.